16 Oct 2009

Silver ferns don't show enough respect for opposition

5:48 pm on 16 October 2009

The New Zealand netball coach Ruth Aitken says her side is still failing to give some sides the respect they deserve.

The Silver Ferns needed overtime to beat England 65-59 in their one-off test in Bath this morning.

The New Zealanders were up by 7 in the first quarter but the homeside clawed their way back into the match before taking the lead midway through the final quarter which ended at 51-all/

Aitken says they started well but then just relaxed.

The Silver Ferns now head to Jamaica for 2 tests.