Match Report – NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds (Round 6, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY ANDREW KENNEDY
Heading into the mid-season break both the NSW Swifts and Adelaide Thunderbirds had specific goals in mind – the Swifts to take their fourth win and move into the top four on the ladder, and the Thunderbirds to at least win their first quarter of the season. Adding to the spice was the 2-0 win/loss record of the hosts over Adelaide, and four athletes, including Kaitlin Bryce, Maddy Proud, Maddy Turner, and Sarah Klau, playing against their home state. The Swifts started well, but neither side kept momentum for long. An inspirational play from Thunderbirds keeper Kate Shimmin late in the first quarter undermined the confidence of the Swifts’ shooters, and gave her team a chance to run at the lead.