August 20, 2022

Australia undergo shock netball loss in opposition to Jamaica as Diamonds lose to Sunshine Ladies for the primary time EVER on the Commonwealth video games – and can face both England or New Zealand for a spot in gold medal sport 

  • Australia misplaced 57-55 to Jamaica on the Commonwealth Video games on Thursday
  • Each the Diamonds and the Sunshine Ladies are by way of to the medal rounds
  • Jamaica overcame a six-goal deficit as Jhaniele Fowler starring
  • Australia will play both New Zealand or England within the semi-final 

Jamaica triggered a serious upset in netball when it topped Commonwealth Video games gold medal favourites Australia after a surprising comeback on Thursday.

The Sunshine Ladies certified for the medal rounds with their 57-55 overcome the Australia Diamonds, who have been additionally by way of. They are going to play England or defending champion New Zealand within the semifinals on Saturday.

Jamaica overcame a six-goal deficit firstly of the final quarter to clinch their first overcome Australia within the Video games, with captain Jhaniele Fowler starring in assault.

Jamaica pulled off a shock 57-55 win in opposition to Australia in Birmingham on Thursday

Fowler, who performs in Australia´s home competitors for the Perth-based West Coast Fever, scored 47 targets from 50 makes an attempt and stated the win boosted her confidence in Jamaica´s hopes of successful the gold medal.

‘It´s a bit surreal to beat Australia in a Commonwealth Video games,’ she stated.

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‘We´ve not carried out that earlier than, however this crew of ours is unimaginable and we went on the market and proved everybody flawed and it feels so good.

Australia’s centre Kate Moloney, who began rather than the injured Paige Hadley conceded the Diamonds have been dissatisfied with the outcome, however insisted there have been positives to take regardless of the outcome.

The Diamonds squandered a six-goal lead against the Sunshine Girls at the NEC

The Diamonds squandered a six-goal lead in opposition to the Sunshine Ladies on the NEC

The defeat is the Diamonds' first loss to Jamaica in the history of the Commonwealth Games

The defeat is the Diamonds’ first loss to Jamaica within the historical past of the Commonwealth Video games

Australia centre Kate Moloney (right) admitted the result was disappointing

Australia centre Kate Moloney (proper) admitted the outcome was disappointing 

‘We knew that they have been going to come back out arduous and we’re dissatisfied with the outcome,’ she stated.

‘We’ll take some positives from it and have a look at some issues we have to work on.

I knew we have been going to must be affected person with the ball, they’ve a terrific defensive crew. I believe we let ourselves down with some execution stuff in that final quarter.

‘We have been up by six targets. We most likely ought to have been capable of run that one out however once they have weapons like they do of their defensive finish and their attacking finish you by no means actually have it – it will probably change so shortly.’