Brave Proteas fall to Roses

The Spar Proteas staged a magnificent second-half comeback but fell just short against England in the first Test of theย Vitality Netball series. A tight first quarter finished with England... Read more
Brave Proteas fall to Roses

The Spar Proteas staged a magnificent second-half comeback but fell just short against England in the first Test of theย Vitality Netball series.

A tight first quarter finished with England leading 16-11, but the Roses shifted gears in the second quarter, leading 30-22 after 30 minutes.

The Proteas fought back to win the third quarter 14-13 and the fourth quarter 15-11, but England’s exploits in the first half proved too much for the South Africans as the Roses finished 54-51 victors.

Score breakdown:

Q1 โ€“ Roses 16 โ€“ 11 Proteas

Q2 โ€“ Roses 30 โ€“ 22 Proteas

Q3 โ€“ Roses 43 โ€“ 36 Proteas

Q4 โ€“ Roses 54 โ€“ 51 Proteas

Proteas starting VII:

Ine Mari Venter โ€“ GS

Nichole Taljaard โ€“ GA

Bongiwe Msomi โ€“ WA

Khanyisa Chawane โ€“ C

Karla Pretorius โ€“ GD

Jeante Strydom โ€“ WD

Phumza Maweni โ€“ GK

Photo Credit: Morgan Harlow

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