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Fiji Invitational beats Singapore

Anasilini ratuva Suva The Fiji Invitational netball team won their second match against Singapore 59-37 at the FMF National Gymnasium last night. The Alavina Waqa-coached side had a slow start
06 Aug 2014 07:59

Anasilini ratuva
Suva

Singapore goalshooter Mellssa Tes (right), wins possession against the Fiji Invitational side during their match at the FMF National Gymnasium in Suva last night. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Invitational netball team won their second match against Singapore 59-37 at the FMF National Gymnasium last night.
The Alavina Waqa-coached side had a slow start in the first quarter winning 11-10, but came back strongly in the second to lead 24-19 at half-time.
Waqa fielded development players; Debra Delana, Nina Cirikisuva and Sera Dakuitoga in the first two quarters.
“I am impressed with these development players’ performances. They showed good performance in the first two quarters and they fought well and played well. There are more areas that we need to work on, especially on our defence and centre passes,” Waqa said.
Fiji continued its dominance in the last two quarters as they led 40-31 in the third quarter and ended the game with a 59-37 win.
Singapore head coach and former Silver Ferns head coach Ruth Aitken believes this is a good opportunity for her players to gain experience as they prepare for the 2014 Asian Netball Championships next month.
“We started very well and for us it’s about giving consistency and performance during the four quarters. We are not there yet, but we have one more month for the Asia Championship,” Aitken said.
“Our strength is our speed and our players are quick. We have to involve speed as an element to our game. It’s all about playing to your strength; I think it’s about what we can do in Singapore to play well.”
They meet again tonight.
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