10 Sep 2017

NZ beaten by England twice in two weeks

5:14 pm on 10 September 2017

England have levelled the Taini Jamison Trophy netball series with a 49-46 second-Test win over the Silver Ferns in Napier.

Helen Housby of England with the ball.

Helen Housby of England with the ball. Photo: Photosport NZ

The Roses had to hold off a tenacious New Zealand effort in the final quarter after leading for much of the match.

Look back at match commentary here.

Guided by shooter Jo Harten, who shot 25 from 32, England proved more efficient in converting their turnovers to hold on for a late win.

The visitors led 38-37 at the final break and after fading to lose the first Test 62-55 three days ago, they maintained pressure today right to the final whistle to secure the win.

Silver Ferns development squad member Claire Kersten made her debut when she replaced Kayla Cullen at wing defence in the second half.

The third and final Test is in Hamilton on Wednesday.