10 Apr 2013

Plummer hits back at van Dyk

9:33 am on 10 April 2013

The West Coast Fever netball coach Norma Plummer has hit back at Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic star Irene van Dyk after the goal shooter accused the Fever defence of playing dirty.

Van Dyk, the most capped netballer in history, made the comments after the defending trans-Tasman champions lost by six goals to the Fever on Sunday.

The 40-year-old was held to 15 goals from 19 shots and accused defensive pair Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Josie Janz of playing outside the rules. She also pointed the finger at the umpires.

Plummer has told the West Australian that she's reviewed the match and thought the defensive work of her players had been fair.

The former Australian coach says she's disappointed with van Dyk's comments and says she feels she was beaten fair and square.

Plummer believes the umpiring was consistent at both ends.