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THE first quarter of the match showed the crowd that the game would not be easily won. Both teams came out firing and were tight throughout and it was a matter of which team would settle first.
Fury had the first two goals but the Sting’s midcourt made it difficult for the Fury to look into attack. Teagan Ashmore was though in WD for the Fury but the Janz sisters in GK and WD were standouts for the Sting. Fury lead at quarter time 14-11.
Early in the second quarter it seemed that Fury would be the first to settle and they broke away with an 18-13 lead. The Sting came back and Janz was pivotal in goal keeper, matching up well on both Bailey and Knott. The Fury maintained a three goal lead at half time (25-22).
The Sting started well in the third quarter and narrowed the margin to two goals, with shooter Stacey Northey’s height being a crucial factor.
Fury then steadied halfway through the quarter with Micaela Wilson working out how to handle Northey. Kathleen Knott and Karyn Bailey remained cool under pressure helping the Fury to a 10 goal lead at three quarter time (42-32).
There was added pressure to the players with the stands scattered with ANZ Championship coaches and Australian underage coaches as the deadline looms for team lists to be finalised.