3 Jun 2014

Firebirds beat Magic

5:52 am on 3 June 2014

The Queensland Firebirds earned themselves an extra life in the trans-Tasman netball league playoffs with a 59-55 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in Hamilton.

The Firebirds made it six wins on the trot to finish second and book a slot in the major semi-final away to the top-qualifying Melbourne Vixens.

The Magic finish the regular season fourth and will face the third-ranked New South Wales Swifts in Sydney, missing out on the chance of a home playoff.

Meanwhile the Central Pulse have been beaten 51-44 in their final match in Perth.