Despite their best efforts, Fiji lost to Scotland 46-62 in their Netball World Cup 2023’s Pool F match in Cape Town last night.
As a result, Fiji will now compete for 11th/12th place.
The match marked the sixth meeting between Fiji and Scotland in World Cup history, and the two teams are now level with three victories each.
Scotland started strong, with a dominant performance in the first 15 minutes. Their mid-court, led by captain Claire Maxwell, provided quality balls to the shooters, who missed only one attempt. Fiji’s shooters struggled under pressure from Scottish defenders Cerys Finn and Emily Nicholl, leading to more errors.
During the second quarter, Fiji made changes and positional switches, which turned the tide in their favor. They managed to secure a win in that quarter, outscoring Scotland 18-16. At half-time, Fiji trailed by three points, with the scoreline at 26-29.
However, Fiji couldn’t maintain their performance in the second half, and Scotland capitalised on their mistakes.
In other notable results from NWC2023 last night, England upset 11-time champions Australia 56-55, while Jamaica stunned defending champions New Zealand 59-48.