Victorian Institute of Sport

Netball Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

Summary…

In a desperately close and thrilling gold medal match, VIS’ Jo Weston, Liz Watson and their Australian Diamond team mates had to settle for silver against the most professional and proficient team England has ever fielded.

England scored a goal right on the buzzer to seal victory, after a neck-and-neck tussle that left players and spectators emotionally drained.

Neither side led by a margin of more than four goals throughout the match.

Although a disappointing result, the girls still played a fantastic tournament, breaking numerous records, including Australia scoring the most goals they have ever scored against New Zealand (65).

The number…

0.0… The number of seconds left when England scored the match winning goal against Australia. 

All results…

Women’s Pool A: AUS def NIR 94-26

Women’s Pool A: AUS def BAR 79-24

Women’s Pool A: AUS def RSA 60-38

Women’s Pool A: AUS def FIJI 108-23

Women’s Pool A: AUS def JAM 72-51

Women’s Semi-final: AUS def NZL 65-44

Women’s Gold Medal Match: AUS def by ENG 51-52

Image Source: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

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