Netballers have got what it takes to deliver next year
I GOT the opportunity to go to an England netball match last week, something I hadn't done before.
England's netballers are hungry for success at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after a convincing 3-0 Test series win over South Africa.
They won the final match of the series 53-41 at the University of Worcester Arena.
The SPAR Proteas were not taking this final meeting lying down and came out fighting against a formidable England defence. Their persistence was rewarded in the final quarter where they outscored a creative England attack by five goals. Some complacency perhaps? Overall the main difference in the two teams has to be strength in depth.
England's ability to chop and change their team added versatility to their side but it may have become hindrance to England.
I was told their error levels were higher than normal and poor decision-making was plentiful against a side they should be dominating.
The focus was quickly turned to Glasgow next year and England have all the components needed to be Commonwealth champions, but can they deliver against Australia and New Zealand when it matters most?