Australia suffer first EVER netball defeat to Jamaica in shock Commonwealth Games loss

Australia undergo shock netball loss towards Jamaica as Diamonds lose to Sunshine Girls for the primary time EVER on the Commonwealth video games – and can face both England or New Zealand for a spot in gold medal recreation

  • Australia misplaced 57-55 to Jamaica on the Commonwealth Games on Thursday
  • Both the Diamonds and the Sunshine Girls are via to the medal rounds
  • Jamaica overcame a six-goal deficit as Jhaniele Fowler starring
  • Australia will play both New Zealand or England within the semi-final 

Jamaica induced a significant upset in netball when it topped Commonwealth Games gold medal favourites Australia after a shocking comeback on Thursday.

The Sunshine Girls certified for the medal rounds with their 57-55 conquer the Australia Diamonds, who have been additionally via. They will play England or defending champion New Zealand within the semifinals on Saturday.

Jamaica overcame a six-goal deficit at first of the final quarter to clinch their first conquer Australia within the Games, with captain Jhaniele Fowler starring in assault.

Jamaica pulled off a surprise 57-55 win against Australia in Birmingham on Thursday

Jamaica pulled off a shock 57-55 win towards Australia in Birmingham on Thursday

Fowler, who performs in Australia´s home competitors for the Perth-based West Coast Fever, scored 47 targets from 50 makes an attempt and stated the win boosted her confidence in Jamaica´s hopes of profitable the gold medal.

‘It´s a bit surreal to beat Australia in a Commonwealth Games,’ she stated.

‘We´ve not carried out that earlier than, however this workforce of ours is unbelievable and we went on the market and proved everybody incorrect and it feels so good.

Australia’s centre Kate Moloney, who began instead of the injured Paige Hadley conceded the Diamonds have been disillusioned with the consequence, however insisted there have been positives to take regardless of the consequence.

The Diamonds squandered a six-goal lead against the Sunshine Girls at the NEC

The Diamonds squandered a six-goal lead towards the Sunshine Girls on the NEC

The defeat is the Diamonds' first loss to Jamaica in the history of the Commonwealth Games

The defeat is the Diamonds’ first loss to Jamaica within the historical past of the Commonwealth Games

Australia centre Kate Moloney (right) admitted the result was disappointing

Australia centre Kate Moloney (proper) admitted the consequence was disappointing 

‘We knew that they have been going to come back out exhausting and we’re disillusioned with the consequence,’ she stated.

‘We’ll take some positives from it and take a look at some issues we have to work on.

I knew we have been going to must be affected person with the ball, they’ve an amazing defensive workforce. I believe we let ourselves down with some execution stuff in that final quarter.

‘We have been up by six targets. We in all probability ought to have been capable of run that one out however once they have weapons like they do of their defensive finish and their attacking finish you by no means actually have it – it will probably change so shortly.’