Netball: Cruise for Singapore

Netball: Cruise for Singapore

Singapore moved a step closer to booking their place in the semi-finals of the Mission Foods Asian Netball Championship, after thumping Vietnam 84-8 in a Group A clash at the Singapore Sports Hub's OCBC Arena last night.

Few had expected anything less than a comprehensive victory. After all, Singapore are the defending champions and have won the title twice in the last three tournaments.

Vietnam, meanwhile, only recently established the sport in their country, with the hope of fielding a team at next June's South-east Asia Games in Singapore.

Singapore had a 46-2 lead at half-time. In cruise mode, coach Ruth Aitken then fielded all 12 players in her squad in a experimental second half.

Said the Scot: "I thought we played very well and, once again, it was a good chance to let all 12 players have a run. Our shooters were excellent and we played some good netball."

The hosts beat Japan 67-13 in their opening game on Sunday. They will resume action tomorrow against fourth seeds Hong Kong, who have also won both their matches so far.

This article was first published on Sep 9, 2014.
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