Collingwood Magpies Netball v West Coast Fever
For the first time in 2018, the Magpies will get on a plane and travel west to face the West Coast Fever at Perth Arena.
With the narrowest of losses in round one, the Magpies will be out to silent the Fever’s home crowd and pinch a road victory to kickstart their 2018 campaign.
The Magpies and the Vixens launched the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) season in a blockbuster match at Hisense Arena.
After trailing by seven goals early in the game, the Magpies stormed back into contention, taking the lead with minutes remaining in the game.
But a last-minute conversion by Mwai Kumwenda gave the Vixens the lead – and the victory.
It was a different story for the Fever in round one, as they demolished the Adelaide Thunderbirds by 18 goals on the road.
Jhaniele Fowler was dominant with 66 goals, while Ingrid Colyer and Jess Anstiss were prolific in the mid-court.
Round 13, 2018 - Collingwood Magpies (49) defeated West Coast Fever (42)
"The Fever are going to be a quality side," Assistant coach Rob Wright said after the Magpies' round one loss to the Vixens.
"With Fowler in their side this year, they're a different proposition.
"It will be a very different game to the Vixens, so we'll have to make sure we come up with a plan to stop the damage they can do and keep building on the things we did well in round one."
Round 2 – Suncorp Super Netball
West Coast Fever v Magpies Netball
Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 7pm (AWST)
Venue: Perth Arena
Broadcaster: 9Gem (Perth only), Telstra TV, Netball Live App
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