‘Dev­as­tated’ Swifts un­done in fi­nal minute

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

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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.”

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