WALES FALL TO JAMAICA IN MEGA CLASH
In the most atmospheric and tense game of the tournament so far Jamaica
emerged victorious after a highly competitive 60 minutes against the
The final and deciding match of Group C was explosive. Both teams went out
all guns blazing from the first whistle and bodies clashed on court as the fight
for the win ensued.
The first two quarters saw end to end action. Both Wales and Jamaica
contested every ball going but it was Jamaica's impeccable shooting that put
them ahead- incredibly they scored 100% of shots taken in the first half.
As the clock ticked, the physicality of the game increased and the vicious
nature of the players swung into action. Adean Thomas took the full brunt of it
and was the first casualty in the on court fight. But that didn't deter the
Jamaicans as they progressed full steam ahead into the last quarter, finishing
the game with an impressive seven goal run to end 72-49.
"We're feeling very elated. We expected Wales to come and give us a run but
we managed to withstand it." Said Marvette Anderson, assistant coach of
After that win Jamaica earned the preferable route through to the semi
finals, avoiding giants New Zealand who now face Wales. Marvette feels her team
have what it takes.
"Each game is as important as the last. We're going to build on the
positives and come ready to play."
Editorial courtesy Farah Hasan, Planet Netball