ANL Round 7 Match Report

ANL Round 7 Match Report


Unfortunately our Tasmanian Magpies’ season has come to an end after losing both matches against the Western Sting in Perth over the weekend.


The Magpies served up two great fights, only losing by three in game 1, 56-53 and again in game 2, 58-55.


Senior Coach, Jon Fletcher acknowledged that the Magpies “…produced their two highest scoring games of the season and had amazing stats which displayed just how hard they have worked.”


Although finishing sixth on the ladder, the Magpies had a great season as expressed by Fletcher.


“It would’ve been great to have played finals. But we are really pleased that the team made it this far and that a great foundation has been built which I’m sure we will see develop even further.”


“The players did extremely well in coming together each week after having trained in two states.”


The Sting’s star performer was Goal Shooter, Sophie Garbin who broke the record for most goals in an ANL season.


The win for the Sting saw them jump from fifth to third on the ladder, and secured their position in finals. This will see two games held in Perth on Saturday 8 April, with the Victorian Fury taking on the Queensland Fusion at 4pm, followed by the Canberra Giants against the Western Sting at 6pm.


The Semi Final and Grand Final will then take place on Sunday 9 April.


Whilst their season may be over, the Tasmanian Magpies still have a lot to celebrate. Their Best and Fairest Awards night will be held on Friday 28 April in Launceston as part of the Festival of Netball.


Following this, the Collingwood Magpies will play their first home game in Launceston against the Queensland Firebirds on Sunday 30 April at 12.10pm at the Silverdome.


Congratulations again to our Tasmanian Magpies for a great first season!