West Coast Fever v Magpies Netball
It was one of Fever’s biggest games of the season when they hosted the star studded Magpies Netball in Round 13 at Perth Arena. In front of more than 8,000 fans, Fever delivered one of their most spirited performances of the season. A back and forth opening term saw Fever lead for much of the quarter, however late goals to Caitlin Thwaites saw the two sides go into quarter time even. Ingrid Colyer started well on former team mate Ash Brazill with three goal assists, six centre pass receives and seven feeds.
Score: West Coast Fever 12 level with Magpies Netball 12
The second term saw the visitors assert their authority to lead by seven goals at half time, a lead that ultimately proved too much to overcome. Fever scored just one goal in the opening 6 minutes of play, as the Magpies went on a scoring frenzy. With the margin out to nine goals, Fever scored three of the final four goals of the term to cut the deficit to seven at the main break.
Score: West Coast Fever 21 trail Magpies Netball 28
Fever came out firing in the third term, scoring nine of the first 12 goals to cut the margin immediately. Fever drew level with the Magpies just before the final break, but missed opportunities under the post saw the visitors take a four goal lead into the final term. Courtney Bruce recorded two interceptions on Caitlin Thwaites, while Verity Charles was unstoppable against Kim Ravaillion with 13 feeds and four goal assists.
Score: West Coast Fever 34 trail Magpies Netball 38
A disappointing start to the final term saw the Magpies skip out to a six goal lead early on. However, in typical fashion, Fever continued to fight, scoring 6 goals in five minutes to cut the margin to two goals. The visitors steadied to score the final five goals of the match and run out seven goal winners. Verity Charles was outstanding with 32 feeds, while Ingrid Colyer collected 21 centre pass receives and 22 feeds. Courtney Bruce ended with 7 interceptions.
Final Score: West Coast Fever 42 def by Magpies Netball 49
Kate Beveridge 24/31 (77%)
Nat Medhurst 18/23 (78%)
Feeds Interceptions Deflections Penalties
Fever 75 Fever 9 Fever 11 Fever 61
Magpies 77 Magpies 8 Magpies 23 Magpies 76
Turnovers Rebounds Goal Assists Goal Attempts
Fever 33 Fever 4 Fever 22 Fever 54
Magpies 28 Magpies 4 Magpies 26 Magpies 56