Samoa v Scotland


SCOTLAND HAND SAMOA THE WIN

In front of an energetic home crowd the Scots couldn't quite pull off a win, having to settle for a 31-54 defeat against Samoa.

Samoa got the better start of the two, but it was Scotland who handed it to them. Scotland missed crucial goals in the first quarter that otherwise could have made the difference. They couldn't recover quickly enough and Samoa stormed ahead, leading 29-17 by half time.

"Finally it all came together today" Said Linda Hunt, Samoa's vice-captain, with head coach Patricia Wilcox adding, "We were expecting a tough game. I thought they were outstanding - they stuck to our structures and performed well."

But today Scotland didn't live up to their expectations, as it all fell apart for them this time.

"We felt confident going into that game and are very disappointed by the outcome." said coach Mary Tough.

"We've come fourth in the group which means we've got a tougher opponent next, however we are still going to work hard and do our best."

Scotland will face the winner of the Northern Ireland versus Bermuda match in their quest to continue for ninth place.

Editorial courtesy Farah Hasan, Planet Netball
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