Barbados Gems taking Netball World Cup 'game by game, quarter by quarter'

By July 12, 2019

Barbados captain Damisha Croney believes her team’s lopsided victory over Singapore on Friday’s opening day of the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup was an important step for her team but they will not get carried away by it.

The Gems drubbed Singapore 69-34 in what Croney believes was a solid performance from her squad of confident players.

“We had very high energy which led to a great start and a dominant defence, especially from Player of the Match (GK) Shonette Azore Bruce,” the wing attack said.

However, Croney said the win has improved their chances of advancing from the group, but they still have to go out and win again if they are to achieve that objective.

“The victory is extremely important to us because with this win we have improved our chances of advancing to the second round. However, we will be taking the games day by day, quarter by quarter and setting realistic goals,” she said.

Our next two fixtures in Group B will see us facing off against teams higher in the rankings (New Zealand and Malawi), and of different playing styles.

“It is expected to be a challenge but we are prepared to do what it takes to give a solid showing above it all.”

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