WEST Coast Fever fell agonisingly short of its third victory of the Super Netball season, with a two-point loss to NSW Swifts.
The home team took full advantage of early turnovers and ill-discipline from the West Coast side to jump to a five-goal lead.
Fever found their rhythm with four consecutive goals midway through the term, before maintaining their momentum to sit just two goals behind the home side at the quarter time break.
Swifts again had the better start following the break, registering the first two goals of the second quarter, before a trademark long bomb goal from Fever captain Nat Medhurst provided her side with a necessary lift.
An inability to retain possession hampered the visitors for much of the term.
Fever returned from the half-time interval with a newfound level of intensity, scoring eight of the first nine goals of the third term to establish a lead for the first time in the contest.
The home side had few answers for the speed of Fever’s ball movement heading into the final break, allowing the visitors to establish a five-goal lead at three quarter time.
With the game on the line, the Swifts lifted in the early stages of the final quarter to level the scores.
The home side closed the game out in the final minutes to register a 50-48 victory.
Fever faces Sunshine Coast Lightning in round 12.