Match Report – Adelaide Thunderbirds v Collingwood Magpies (Round 10, Suncorp Super Netball 2018)
BY EMMALIE BALNAVES-GALE
It was experience versus inexperience in a tight contest under the bright lights of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre that saw the Collingwood Magpies topple the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Round 10 of Suncorp Super Netball. The young Adelaide side challenged the Pies for the first three quarters, maintaining the lead until the final 10 minutes when the home side lost control. For those opening terms, intense defensive pressure, precision passing and relentless effort from the Thunderbirds left the star-studded Magpies line exposed. Freedom in their attack line gave the Thunderbirds a strong start as they went up 5-1 in the opening four minutes, prompting the Pies to call an early tactical time out.