Jamaica suffer third straight defeat
LONDON, CMC- Jamaica’s senior netball team has suffered its third straight defeat in the tri-nation tour of England, losing to England ‘A’ 40-45 over the weekend.
The Sunshine Girls, who lost to England andNew Zealand in their opening two matches, were tipped to triumph in the practice matchagainst the hosts’ ‘A’ team.
However the Jamaicans plagued by injuries to shooters Jhanielle Fowler and Sabrina Spence, trailed 7-13, 19-23, 30-33, before eventually losing by five goals.
They have already been set back by the absence of prominent shooter Romelda Aiken who was forced out due to a knee injury.
The Sunshine Girls were beaten 46-52 by New Zealand’s Silver Ferns last Friday before succumbing to a 38-46 loss to England a day later.
Jamaica, ranked fourth in the world behind top team New Zealand, Australia and England, are using the series to battle top quality opposition on overseas soil in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in the summer.