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Ferns beat England in netball decider

September 14, 2017

The Silver Ferns have beaten England in their netball series, 2-1, after taking the third and deciding test in Hamilton.

In a pulsating match, the Ferns prevailed 62-55 to claim the Taini Jamison Trophy.

The win avenges Sunday’s 3-point loss to England in Napier and prevents the England side from achieving their first ever series win over New Zealand.

Led by shooters Maria Tutaia and Bailey Mes, the Silver Ferns put on a late scoring surge to snatch the game by seven goals after going goal for goal with the Roses for much of the final quarter.

In a game where the lead swung from side to side, it was the Silver Ferns who edged ahead early in the third quarter, turning their four-goal deficit into a one-point 44-43 lead.

And a late burst of scoring from Maria Tutaia and player of the match Bailey Mes in the final three minutes prevented England from grabbing their first-ever series win over New Zealand as the Ferns closed the game out 62-55.

Goal shoot Bailey Mes had a perfect 100 percent record shooting 21 from 21 while Maria Tutaia netted 41 from 52 for a 72 percent return.

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1

YAY GO NEW ZEALAND

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NZ RULES AND I WAS AT THE GAME

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Nz is the best

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Go New Zealand your the best

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Great news