Platinum Queens beat ZDF Queens

Sports Reporter

PLATINUM Queens continued with their dominance over ZDF Queens in the Nedbank Premier Netball League when emerging winners in a tightly-contested encounter at Bethany Project Netball courts over the weekend in Zvishavane.

The defending champions powered to a 34-28 win in a match which saw the two teams going toe-to-toe for most of the game.

Platinum Queens, who were playing at home, were 8-7 up by the end of the first quarter and extended the lead by just a goal in the second quarter to go into half time leading 15-13.

There were not many changes in the third quarter as ZDF Queens gave a good fight to contain the home team and were again trailing by just a goal going into the last quarter.

However, Platinum Queens stepped up their game in this last phase of the game to emerge winners. They also won the first encounter in the first half of the season.

The Zvishavane-based side also beat Beitbridge Border 51-12.

Platinum Queens coach, Simbarashe Mlambo, hailed his players for rising to the challenge.

“I think the team performed very well, it’s not always easy to play at home, especially when you are playing ZDF.

“They are a worthy opponent. These guys are always on their feet and they have a lot of experience, the likes of Sharon Bwanali and Tafadzwa Matura.”

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