NETBALL DRAW ROW PROBED
Super Netball officials will conduct a review into last Saturday night’s controversial draw between West Coast and the Giants at RAC Arena.
Giants shooter Caitlin Bassett’s match-winning goal was waved away by officials, despite the main clock showing three seconds left.
But the umpires’ timepiece showed time had expired, forcing the teams to settle for a draw, the Fever’s third in four weeks.
Super Netball chief executive Chris Symington said there would be a review to determine what happened and if there was any further action required.
He would not speculate whether there was a possibility of awarding the win to the Giants and stripping the Fever of two valuable championship points they got from the 62-62 draw.
Bassett believed there should be “a large and easily visible LED clock” on the officials bench for everyone to play by.
West Coast Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich admitted the end of the game was confusing, but had faith the competition’s higher powers would deal with it.
“There are so many time-outs, injuries and balls were flying, so umpires were calling time,” she said.
“I am certain the competition will look at a better way of doing it.”