20 Mar 2011

Fever pip Steel

11:24 am on 20 March 2011

The West Coast Fever has beaten the Southern Steel 50-47 to claim their first victory since their opening game of the trans-Tasman netball competition season.

In a thrilling finish, the Fever fell behind early and looked headed for a sixth straight defeat but hit back in the second quarter to lead 29-26 at half-time, after trailing by as much as eight goals earlier in the period.

West Coast then held on by three goals for their first victory since winning in Christchurch over the Canterbury Tactix in round two.

The Steel also have just two wins for the season and four losses.