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Firebirds beat Swifts in GF thriller

  • Firebirds beat Swifts in GF thriller

    The Queensland Firebirds have beaten the NSW Swifts 69-67 in a thrilling grand final in Brisbane.

The Queensland Firebirds have etched their name into the annals of trans-Tasman netball history, holding on for a thrilling sudden-death extra-time win over the NSW Swifts in the grand final in Brisbane.

Despite a woeful shooting performance from import shooter Romelda Aiken, the Firebirds prevailed 69-67 on Sunday after scores were locked at full-time and after two seven-minute periods of added time.

Aiken, who made just 63 of her 89 attempts on goal at an uncharacteristic 70 per cent, drained the winning shot under the ring.

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It prompted a huge roar from the sell-out crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre

The nail-biter followed last year's decider against the Swifts when the Firebirds snatched a 57-56 victory in the dying seconds.

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