Cumbria's Helen Housby shooting for World Cup glory

Paola Ditto
Luglio 14, 2019

The Zimbabwe netball team, the Gems suffered a 73-37 loss at the hands of 11 time and defending world champions, Australia in their second Group A game at the Netball World Cup now underway in Liverpool, UK.

This is our first time at a World Cup.

Not even Vincent Kiwanuka's switch in defense in which he introduced Stella Nanfuka for Sylvia Nanyonga at wing defense, Muhayimina Namuwaya at goalkeeper with Nampungu going to goal defense could change the tide of the game as She Cranes were outscored 13-8 in the third quarter.

The 24-year-old now plays for Australian team New South Wales Swifts in Australia's elite Super Netball league.

Zimbabwe's Ndaizivei Madzikangava said:"As a team we played very well".

"It is devastating that her journey in this World Cup is over, but myself and all of the Roses are by her side supporting her through this time". England will finish top of the group if they win.

Scotland were beaten 74-28 by England at last year's Commonwealth Games and captain Claire Maxwell said that while expectations are relatively modest, she expects her team to relish the unprecedented atmosphere.

Helen Housby was near ideal for Roses shooting 18-of-19 while Rachel Dunn shot 89% (17/19) and Rachel Dunn 29-of-35.

Dunn maintained her superb percentage accuracy as England stretched the lead to 35-20 at half-time, with Lynsey Gallagher once again the Scottish star with 10 goals as her team struggled to make much impression.

Maxwell said: "We know tickets sold out so quickly for this game and it will be special to hear our anthem being played, so we really can't wait to get out there and take them on".

Tracey Neville's Roses - looking to claim their first ever World Cup title - were dominant in the first and final quarters of the match against a physical Uganda side, who are ranked sixth in the world.

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