Swifts beat Mystics in bottom of the table clash

Last updated 18:28 26/05/2013
MAria
NOT ENOUGH: Despite some accurate shooting, Maria Tutaia and Catherine Latu didn't get enough chances.

Relevant offers

Netball

Silver Ferns thrash South Africa in Auckland ahead of World Cup Game of centimetres for Silver Ferns' Kayla Cullen ahead of the Netball World Cup Slow-starting Silver Ferns eventually put South Africa away in Hamilton Waimarama Taumaunu wants Silver Ferns in right frame of mind ahead of World Cup Cathrine Latu re-signs with the Northern Mystics for 2016 trans-Tasman season Midcourter Anna Thompson to return for a ninth season with Mainland Tactix Guatemala beckons for Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant after World Cup Bailey Mes makes most of Silver Ferns start against Fiji Bailey Mes' performance for Silver Ferns against Fiji to be heavily scrutinised Simpson umpiring at netball world cup

The NSW Swifts have put on a dominant  display to defeat the Northern Mystics by 19 goals in their  Trans-Tasman Netball Championship clash at the Olympic Park Sports Centre on Sunday.

The convincing 63-44 victory is just the second for the Swifts, with their only other win coming back in round one.

The Swifts were without the services of co-captain Mo’onia Gerrard, who aggravated a calf injury against the Adelaide Thunderbirds last week.

Even in her absence, the Swifts were able to exert mid-court pressure, with Kimberley Green and Paige Hadley in particular causing issues and turnovers for the Mystics throughout the contest.

The Swifts shot out of the gates early, opening up a five-goal lead by quarter time, and extending it to 10 goals at halftime before blowing the game open in the second half.

For the Swifts, Susan Pratley converted 38 from 43, while Carla Dziwoki shot at 81 per cent, scoring 21 from 26.

Despite having less opportunities, the Mystics’ New Zealand international duo of Cathrine Latu and Maria Tutaia were also accurate.

The Swifts will have a rematch at home against the Thunderbirds next week, while the Mystics have a bye.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who should play goal shoot for the Silver Ferns?

Bailey Mes

Catherine Latu

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content