West Coast Fever v NSW Swifts
West Coast Fever travelled to Sydney for the second of two meetings with the NSW Swifts. After a strong opening passage of play, Fever scored the first goal. From there, the Swifts too control and raced out to a 7-1 lead inside five minutes. An impressive final five minutes of the quarter, highlighted by interceptions to Verity Charles, Jess Anstiss and Stacey Francis saw Fever cut the deficit to two goals at quarter time.
Score: West Coast Fever 11 trail NSW Swifts 13
Both sides continued to trade goals for much of the second term, with the Swifts opening up a four goal lead with 3 minutes to go. The visitors then seized momentum, scoring the next four goals to lead by one with just seconds to go. A late Sam Wallace goal saw the Swifts level the scores at half time. Jess Anstiss added another interception, while Verity Charles and Ingrid Colyer combined for 24 of Fever’s 26 feeds.
Score: West Coast Fever 24 level with NSW Swifts 24
Following the break, Fever came out firing. The visitors silenced the Sydney crowd, scoring 11 of the first 15 goals to lead by seven goals midway through the term. The Swifts somewhat recovered as they cut the margin to five at the final change. Three interceptions to Jess Anstiss showcased the youngster’s talent, while Nat Medhurst shot at 100% for the quarter.
Score: West Coast Fever 39 lead NSW Swifts 34
Fever’s momentum was halted in the final term, as the Swifts scored four of the first six goals to cut the margin to three just minutes into the quarter. Seven turnovers in the final term cost the visitors as the Swifts capitalised on errant ball and missed shots to run out two goal winners. Ingrid Colyer was fantastic at Wing Attack with 22 centre pass receives and 33 feeds, while Jess Anstiss ended the match with five interceptions and two deflections.
Final Score: West Coast Fever 38 def by NSW Swifts 50
Kaylia Stanton 33/43 (77%)
Nat Medhurst 15/18 (83%)
Feeds Interceptions Deflections Penalties
Fever 96 Fever 11 Fever 16 Fever 74
Swifts 74 Swifts 8 Swifts 23 Swifts 75
Turnovers Rebounds Goal Assists Goal Attempts
Fever 27 Fever 5 Fever 26 Fever 61
Swifts 25 Swifts 5 Swifts 29 Swifts 57