‘Devastated’ Swifts undone in final minute
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“I think it was just disappointing after all the belief and the work we put in.
“Everything we had was the best we could do. Our game plan was working, but to fall short was just heartbreaking.”
Hadley said the Swifts had overcome all their doubts in the lead-up to the game.
“A couple of weeks ago we had to form new combinations with new players and if you had asked anyone about the game they would have said we would lose,” she said. “But everyone was saying how gutsy we were. We just couldn’t finish it off.”
Coach Rob Wright could not fault his team either.
“I always think this is a tough place to come and it was a great game, but to lose a grand final by one (point) is not a very pleasant experience,” he said. “We were probably in control (of the match) for three of those four quarters and they just got over us in the final quarter when it counted.”
Hadley said the loss had made the team “hungrier and more determined”.
With the World Cup squad to be announced today, she said anything was possible.
“You never know,” she said. “You keep your fingers and toes crossed, but I just want to enjoy where I’m at.”