NETBALL DRAW ROW PROBED

The West Australian - - SPORT - MITCHELL WOODCOCK

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.”

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