While it was a tug-of-war between the two rivals, it was also an emotional game both side but the Swifts left everything out on the court to get their second win of the season.

Goals were hard to get early on in the match but a pinpoint pass from Kim Green to Jo Harten sparked the GIANTS to a 6-3 lead.

The passing became a habit for the GIANTS and the Swifts struggle to stop their delivery into to the shooters. 

However, Swifts found their way back into the game and for the first time, this season a quarter was drawn so the GIANTS missed out on the bonus point.

“It is really satisfying because these are the games we weren’t seeing out last year,” Swifts captain Abbey McCulloch said.

“It was a very physical first half and we had some great battles out there. To get all of our 10 out on court also showed that this was a real team effort.

“No-one was tipping us during the week but we knew that we had what it takes to beat the GIANTS and it was the Red that got us over the line,” she said.

Moment changed for the rest of the game as both sides battled it out, going goal for goal but the Swifts were desperate for a win after a close loss last week.

Sp seven minutes into the final quarter, Helen Housby scored to give the Swifts the lead for just the second time in the match and it was a lead they were able to defend.