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Swifts beat Tbirds in trans-Tasman netball

NZN 18/06/2016 Georgie Moore

Goal attack Susan Pettitt has led the NSW Swifts to a 14-goal trans-Tasman netball league win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Pettitt scored 36 goals from 37 attempts (97 per cent accuracy) during the side's round-12 clash on Saturday in Adelaide.

The Thunderbirds, desperate to put a second victory on the board, were unable to replicate last weekend's 14-goal win over Central Pulse.

Shooter Kristina Brice was Adelaide's strongest performer, scoring 42 from 51 attempts (82 per cent accuracy).

The Thunderbirds kept the Swifts on their toes during the opening quarter, finishing a mere two goals behind at the first break.

But they lost momentum from the second quarter, trailing by seven goals at halftime and that widened to eight by the third quarter.

The Swifts, second in the Australian conference, play the Northern Mystics on Sunday week in Auckland, while the Thunderbirds face the Mainland Tactix at home.

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