After a 10-goal win on Thursday, Australian Diamonds and its vice-captain Paige Hadley celebrated their 500th and 50th game, respectively, by extending their lead after securing the second test by 55-46 in Brisbane.
With this defeat, Silver Ferns return to home-court advantage for the second leg of the cup, trailing 2-0 in the four-test match series.
Schedule (AEDT Time):
Match 3: Thursday, October 19 – 5:30 pm (ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill)
Match 4: Monday, October 23 – 2:00 pm (Spark Arena, Auckland)
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Constellation Cup 2023: Second Leg Preview
Yesterday, both teams made one change to their starting line-ups of the first test, with Sunday Aryang slotting in at wing defence for the Diamonds and Karin Burger getting the nod at goal defence for the Silver Ferns.
In the first six minutes, both sides went for the goals. However, the visitors couldn’t do that for long as the ruthless hosts punished turnovers from visitors who wasted several clear opportunities.
On the other side, Diamonds’ goal shoot Cara Koenen continued her impressive form of the first match, helping her side to maintain a 28-23 lead at halftime.
Influential shooter Grace Nweke returned to the Silver Ferns side for the first time since sustaining a knee injury at the Netball World Cup. She featured in the third and fourth quarters, both being drawn.
Overall, although Silver Ferns managed to reduce the margin by a goal, they were much better on the court. The first and third quarters demonstrated the new combinations and evolving structures by coach Dame Noeline that still need time to establish, indicating the improvement in the long run.
In the post-match talk, Silver Ferns captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio said,
”We reduced the margin by a goal but we’ve got heaps more to give and we’re really looking forward to getting back to New Zealand.”
”Australia have really shown how good they are. They’re all class but we have to step up, we have to be able to take it to them. We’ve got two games left, so the series is far from over but we have to hit them right from the start of a match and not leave it until later in the game.”
Constellation Cup: Scores and draw
|Match 1||7:30 pm — Thursday, October 12||John Cain Arena, Melbourne||Australia (50) def. New Zealand (40)|
|Match 2||7:30 pm — Sunday, October 15||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane||Australia (55) def. New Zealand (46)|
|Match 3||5:30 pm — Thursday, October 19||ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill||–|
|Match 4||2:00 pm — Monday, October 23||Spark Arena, Auckland||–|