West Coast Fever notch up another win: Netball

Kaylia Stanton came on in the final quarter of the Fever’s win against the Tactix. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d435353
Kaylia Stanton came on in the final quarter of the Fever’s win against the Tactix. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d435353

STACEY Rosman became the club’s most successful coach when West Coast Fever beat the Tactix 64-50 at HBF Stadium on Sunday.

Rosman has notched up 13 wins as coach of the Fever, surpassing the previous record of 12 wins held by Jane Searle and Norma Plummer.

The Perth team is now three wins from three games going into a top of the table clash with NSW Swifts at home this Sunday.

Rosman said the side transferred their hard work from training into a game environment.

“Particularly in attack, the way we used our ball speed and balanced the court provided more concrete options, and fewer turnovers, which is something we’ve been looking to improve,” she said.

The teams went goal for goal until the 7.30mark of the first quarter when Fever converted an intercept.

The home side led by eight goals at the first break and increased the margin to 12 by half time.

With a 53-38 lead going in to the final quarter, Rosman made five changes bringing Kaylia Stanton on at goal shooter, Kate Beveridge to wing attack, Josie Janz-Dawson went in at goal defence, Erena Mikaere goal keeper and Ingrid Colyer took the centre bib.

The changes failed to rattle the Fever, finishing 14-point victors.

“Our versatility and depth across this team is exceptional,” Rosman said.

“Players are not only getting opportunities, but taking them, which means we are seeing growth across the entire squad and beginning to gain a reputation as a team that runs games out.”