Fever keep their cool to beat theThunderbirds
A COMPOSED West Coast Fever beat 5th-placed Adelaide Thunderbirds 55-50 at HBF Stadium last Sunday, continuing their unbeaten 2015 record. Eventual Most Valuable Player Natalie Medhurst did not let her stature in the towering goal circle mess with her stats, remaining composed throughout the game and shooting 15 goals from 17 attempts. New recruits Erena Mikaere and April Letton combined well in defence keeping Carla Borrego and Erin Bell at 77 per cent and 65 per cent shooting accuracy respectively. The Thunderbirds trailed by two at quarter time but took a three-goal lead five minutes in to the second quarter. However, the home side went into half time one goal ahead. Fever’s only changes were between Ashleigh Brazill and Khao Watts, who switched from wing defence and centre. Again, the Thunderbirds started the third quarter well scoring the first three goals and the teams went goal for goal until Fever got the break they were looking for to get a twogoal lead going in to the final term. Fever had a four-goal lead with 10 minutes to go and despite an 11th hour comeback attempt from the Thunderbirds, the home side managed to maintain its lead. The Challenge Cup trophy holders had only won two of the past 14 games against Adelaide going in to the game. They play the Melbourne Vixens at HBF Stadium on Easter Monday.
Fever goal attack Natalie Medhurst.