After a narrow win against Adelaide Thunderbirds two weeks ago, the Lightning are ready to put up a fight against the Swifts.

“One of the difficult things about Swifts is that they’ve been playing all 10 players and that makes them a very hard team to analyse,” Lightning coach Noeline Taurua said.

“All of their midcourt players are skillful grafters and the defence will contest and compete for every ball. 

“With the additional factor of having to play Swifts on their home soil, this game is definitely going to be a challenge,” she said.

This match could see the Lightning consolidate their position in the top four, who lost the opening three matches of the season, or it could see them drop out. 

While the Swifts sit in fourth, one spot behind Lighting, despite winning more games. 

Lightning face Swifts on Sunday, June 17 from 3pm.