Giants Netball v Queensland Firebirds

The Giants have won their second consecutive game after knocking off the  Firebirds 69-61. The loss for the Firebirds means they are only one of two sides who are yet to win a game this season.

It was a physical game from start to finish which suited the Giants style of play perfectly.

Both teams came out playing tentative netball early, resulting in turnovers and some ugly play going into the attacking circles.

Sam Poolman and Kristiana Manu’a had a physical mindset against Romelda Aiken and the Gretel Tippett and both team’s midcourts threw themselves at every contest.

The Giants burst out of the quarter time huddle and got to work extending their lead, upping their ball movement speed and tightening up their passing.

The team in Orange threatened to break the game open midway through the second quarter, but a late run by the Firebirds brought the margin back to just five-goals at the half-time break.

While the third quarter was tightly contested the Giants were able to steady late after some rock-solid defence through the centre by Jamie-Lee Price and Amy Parmenter.

Desperate to get something in front of their home crowd, the Firebirds came out hunting a bonus point in the final quarter.

However, despite another spectacular performance from Tippett they just couldn’t slow down the Giants.