Goal chalked off in umpire drama as Diamonds take Quad Series win

“This is nuts, we have evidence of the aim being scored.”

The umpires do not have accessibility to video clip replays.

By defeating the Kiwi planet champs for a fourth straight time and finishing an unbeaten week’s get the job done above their four matches, coach Stacey Marinkovich’s side shown why they’ll just take all the beating at the Environment Cup at the exact Cape Town Worldwide Conference Centre in August.

“Really content with that a person. We constructed some thing in this 2nd match towards the Silver Ferns. It is a really excellent self-confidence builder for us – we set out a seriously excellent previous quarter that we have been wanting to do this full collection,” claimed Diamonds captain Liz Watson.

The Ferns’ shock Environment Cup triumph in Liverpool in 2019 left the Australians smarting – and they’ve been taking every possibility because to reassert their supremacy, with a different Quad crown now added to their Constellation Cup and Commonwealth Online games wins.

The moment yet again, just as she experienced been in the to start with earn around the New Zealanders, the star of the Australian present was Steph Wooden, who, with her distance pictures, exceptional movement and hyperlink-up play with attacking lover Cara Koenen, who scored 33 goals from 34 makes an attempt, was voted player of the match.

Umpire Allison Harrison speaks to Grace Nweke and Sarah Klau after the goal was chalked off.

Umpire Allison Harrison speaks to Grace Nweke and Sarah Klau soon after the aim was chalked off.Credit history:Getty Visuals

“It was a seriously tricky match, a true excellent a person – and each individual time we occur up in opposition to the Ferns, they are having far better and much better,” claimed Wooden.

“We educate towards our very own defenders, who certainly give us a rough time – and we want to make coaching harder than games, so that when you occur to the match in opposition to challenging defenders, you know what to do.”


The Australians undoubtedly received the actual physical fight of attrition, inspite of yet again having to rouse by themselves right after an underwhelming start off as they went into the to start with crack four aims down at 19-15.

But slowly placing suffocating strain on the Silver Ferns before and soon after the split, the New Zealanders coughed up 7 turnovers in a decisive third quarter in which an early 10-3 operate enabled the Diamonds to take manage by 4 objectives.


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