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The Fireballs bounced back after trailing behind in the opening quarter to beat the North West Flames 45-41. The Fireballs were able to reproduce the form they displayed against the Stings yesterday but this time around, their efforts yielded positive results. This was the second time the Gauteng team beats the Flames with the very same score line in this year’s edition of the Telkom Netball League. On the other hand, the Flames have two more matches to try and seek that elusive first win having lost all eight of their games so far.

A Firing encounter between the Eastern Cape Comets and the Northern Cape Diamonds concluded the day. It was the Comets who were able to get over the line and a step closer to that top four finish after beating the Diamonds 54-51. The Diamonds sent a stern warning from the onset, leading the first and second quarter but lacked discipline after the players were cautioned numerous times which resulted in a draw in the third quarter. Comets’ coach- Wendy Higson gambled on different combinations, one of them saw Shooter- Asekho Njeza being moved to the Goalkeeper position but all that paid off in the end.

‘’Our girls really worked hard in the end, and I wish they had started like this. They like chasing instead of doing what they are told but eventually they managed to do what we asked. We told the girls that they have got what it takes to get up there, we have one foot in the door towards the finish line, so all they have to do is to play their hearts out, play as a team and do as they told’’, Comets assistant coach- Zandile Njeza commented after the game.