Pearls go down in first Nations Cup match

December 5, 2022 5:12 am

[Source: Netball Singapore/ Facebook]

The Fiji Pearls did not get off on the right foot after going down 60-43 against Botswana in the Nations Cup in Singapore.

Botswana dominated the first quarter to race to an impressive 21-7 advantage.

The early lead proved crucial as the rest of the game was closer, with Botswana outscoring Fiji by just one and two goals respectively in the second and third quarters.

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Though both teams were equal on goals, 12-all in the last quarter, the Fijians found their groove too late and could not catch up to their opponents’ lead.

In other matches, Singapore defeated Ireland 47-45 and Singapore A defeated Malaysia 51-39.
Fiji faces Singapore tonight at 11pm.