Australia defeated by Jamaica 57-55 in Commonwealth Games netball boilover – صحيفة الصوت

Australia’s Commonwealth Games netball campaign has been dealt a blow, with the Diamonds falling to Jamaica in a thrilling pool match.

Jamaica trailed by as many as six goals during the match, but finished strongly in the final quarter to win 57-55.

It is the first time in Commonwealth Games history that Jamaica has defeated Australia in netball.

The win means unbeaten Jamaica tops Pool A ahead of of the Diamonds, who will play either England or New Zealand in the semifinals.

A Jamaican netball player in the air as she holds the ball against Australia.
Jamaica was rewarded for its persistence in its shock victory over Australia.(Getty Images: Matthew Lewis)

Jamaica captain Jhaniele Fowler, who plays for West Coast Fever in Super Netball, had a starring role in her team’s win with 47 goals.

Shanice Beckford provided a valuable 10-goal haul.

Gretel Bueta was the Diamonds’ top scorer with 36 goals, while Steph Wood added 19.

More to come.


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