August 13, 2022

Australia endure shock netball loss towards 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 induced a significant 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 conquer the Australia Diamonds, who had been additionally by way of. They may play England or defending champion New Zealand within the semifinals on Saturday.

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

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

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

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

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

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Australia’s centre Kate Moloney, who began instead of the injured Paige Hadley conceded the Diamonds had been upset with the end result, however insisted there have been positives to take regardless of the end result.

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

The Diamonds squandered a six-goal lead towards 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 end result was disappointing 

‘We knew that they had been going to return out onerous and we’re upset with the end result,’ she mentioned.

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

I knew we had been going to must be affected person with the ball, they’ve an amazing defensive group. I believe we let ourselves down with some execution stuff in that final quarter.

‘We had been up by six objectives. 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 could possibly change so shortly.’