21 Nov 2010

FastNet Ferns just make the playoffs

7:34 am on 21 November 2010

The New Zealand FastNet netballers have scraped into the semi-finals at the six-nation World Series in Liverpool.

The FastNet Ferns will play top qualifiers Jamaica on Monday morning after an even tougher second day, losing to England 26-24 then drawing 27-all with Jamaica.

The defending inaugural champions weren't the only ones to struggle with Australia edged 30-32 by the on-fire Jamaicans before drawing with Malawi then thrashing winless South Africa.

Malawi beat the South Africans by 11 points then lost a close one to England to just miss out on the playoffs.

Second-placed England will face third-placed Australia in the other semi-final.