Firebirds sneak home

SOUTHERN Steel goal shooter Donna Wilkins kept the Queensland Firebirds in the hunt to win consecutive premierships in the trans-Tasman Netball Championship.

Wilkins had the chance to send the match into extra-time on the final whistle, but her penalty shot rimmed out and the Queenslanders sneaked home in a 61-60 thriller in Invercargill on Sunday night.

The Firebirds had dominated for the first three quarters and led at every break.

They were five in front at the start of the final quarter before the hosts fought back to give the champions a real fright.

Romelda Aiken (37 goals from 42 attempts) and Natalie Medhurst (24 goals from 27 shots) had earlier put the Firebirds in a commanding position before the Queenslanders lost their way.

The win was the fourth of the season for the Firebirds and third in-a-row.

They are now sixth on the ladder, just behind Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on percentage.

In other results, the Melbourne Vixens crashed to their second straight loss, suffering a 49-45 defeat at the hands of the Northern Mystics, while the New South Wales Swifts registered their fifth consecutive win, beating West Coast Fever 52-47.

Topics:  queensland firebirds, trans-tasman test series



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
Rock Solid... AUCTION
Commercial Sitting on prime commercial land adjacent to Grafton Shopping world lays this ...
Rock Solid... AUCTION
Residential Land 0 0
The One You've Been... AUCTION
House 3 1 1

Featured Jobs

Clarence Valley jobs listed daily


Around the Network


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Your Chance to Win!

Win a Family Beachside Escape...
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Cancer

If you’re feeling neglected by others or criticized unfairly, you may be feeling the pinch. Don’t play victim, however, and address...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save