Swifts emerge triumphant

THE NSW Derby in Suncorp Super Netball on Sunday, started with the GWS Giants and NSW Swifts going hard at it from the first centre pass but it was the NSW Swifts who carried it through to the end, emerging the 76-52 victors.

With the adrenaline pumping early on, there were mistakes from both sides, with the Giants finishing the first quarter down by only three goals.
They took the lead back in the second term but it was short-lived.
Despite doing the work to earn the ball, several turnovers caused the Giants to lose any advantage they had.
Sophie Dwyer and Chelsea Pitman had four and five respectively by half time but the Swift’s defensive pressure wasn’t slowing down.
The Giants welcomed the half time break, despite the margin only being eight goals, their silly errors had allowed the Swifts to gain momentum.
The third quarter was where the game truly started to get away from the Giants, with the frustration visible on the court.
In the end, it was the Giants’ attack that proved detrimental, they couldn’t find a way to look after the ball.
The Giants next take on Melbourne Mavericks from 2pm on Sunday at John Cain Arena, while Swifts do battle with the Thunderbirds from 7pm on Saturday at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.