Momentum is everything in netball, as the Queensland Firebirds found out when they made a last quarter surge which almost saw them secure their first win of the 2019 season over the Sunshine Coast Lightning. And, despite not quite making it over the line, Firebirds captain, and 100 national league veteran, Gabi Simpson, says that she can feel their first win coming. It was a series of turnovers and a poor conversion rate in the first half which cost the Firebirds the game. During the first 30 minutes of play, the home side turned the ball over on 15 occasions which the Lightning capitalised on 40% of the time. By comparison, the Lightning coughed up ball 11 times in the first half, and only 29% of those were converted by the Firebirds.