19 Oct 2008

Silver Ferns win third Test to take England series

3:38 pm on 19 October 2008

The New Zealand netballers have taken the series against England after turning in a powerful performance to win the third Test in Palmerston North by 61 goals to 22.

After their stunnning loss in the second Test, the Silver Ferns started strongly and the result was never in doubt with Irene van Dyke perfect with her goal shooting.

The Ferns midfield worked well despite the loss of captain Julie Seymour before the match with an Achilles injury.

Centre Laura Langman and wing attack Maree Bowden were strong on both attack and defence.

In the other major change Irene van Dyk moved back to her more favoured goal shoot position with Maria Tutaia starting at goal attack, van Dyk sinking all 41 of her shots.

With Casey Williams spearheading a ferocious defensive circle effort, the English could manage just two goals in the second quarter.