Finals at Fever pitch

Fever started slowly in front of a record 9703 crowd, with the visitors scoring the first three goals of the game.

The home side caught up after five minutes, but the Swifts took a five-goal lead in to the first break with consecutive goals.

Erena Mikaere and April Letton had the hard task of stopping sharp-shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Susan Pettitt, who shot at 88 per cent and 97 per cent accuracy.

Fever captain Ashleigh Brazill starred in centre and goal-shooter Caitlin Bassett helped the home side get within a goal of their opposition by half-time.

They let the gap slide to four goals by three-quarter time and the Swifts got out to a seven-goal lead, which they maintained, with five minutes on the clock.

The teams will battle it out in the elimination final this Friday.