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She Cranes lose third game at Netball World Cup 2019

The She Cranes have now lost three games at the Netball World Cup 2019. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Netball World Cup

Jamaica 61-48 Uganda

Liverpool Arena, Liverpool

Thursday, 10-07-2019

After a decent start to the Netball World Cup 2019, things have fallen apart for the She Cranes as the tournament nears its climax.

After winning three of their first four games, Vincent Kiwanuka’s side have now lost two in a row.

On Thursday night, they lost 48-61 to Jamaica, meaning that they will now only fight for 5th spot at most.

In the game played at the Liverpool Arena, the She Cranes once again had a slow start, losing the first quarter 9-13.

Jhaniele Fowler who haunted Uganda all night then produced a game-winning performance in the second, scoring 20 goals as Jamaica took it 22-11 to open a 15 goal lead at halftime.

By this point, the She Cranes looked out of sorts and never looked like coming back, eventually losing the third 14-16.

In the last quarter, Jamaica took their feet off the gas peddle, allowing Uganda to win it 14-10 but the damage was already done.

Once again, Uganda’s captain Peace Proscovia impressed, shooting at 100% as she converted all of her 28 goal attempts. Racheal Nanyonga and Stella Oyella could not follow suit as their shooting was off on the night.

Uganda who have now lost to England, South Africa and Jamaica, can only finish as high as 5th at the tournament.

They now take on Malawi on Friday in the placement match. A win for Kiwanuka’s side will see them take on the winner between Jamaica and Zimbabwe to determine who finishes 5 and 6.

However, if the She Cranes lose to Malawi, they will have finished 8th, the same position they managed in 2015.

Starting Seven Vs Jamaica:
Lilian Ajio (GD), Ruth Meeme (WA), Stella Oyella (GS), Jessica Achan (C), Namuwaya Muhayimuna (C), Racheal Nanyonga (GA), Sylvia Nanyonga (WD)

Thursday Results
-South Africa 47-58 England
-Jamaica 61-48 Uganda
-Trinidad & Tobago 43-43 Scotland
-Zimbabwe 43-59 Malawi
-Australia 50-49 New Zealand
-Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

Friday Fixture
Round 5/8
-Zimbabwe Vz Jamaica
-Malawi Vs Uganda

Saturday Fixture
Semis
-Australia Vs South Africa
-New Zealand Vs England

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