7 Jul 2011

Silver Ferns three from three

6:29 am on 7 July 2011

New Zealand's had another one-sided win at the netball World Championship in Singapore, beating Trinidad & Tobago 75-23 to reach the quarter-finals.

The Silver Ferns dominated each quarter for their third big win after despatching Fiji and Wales and they'll play South Africa tomorrow.

Coach Ruth Aitken continued to test combinations and gave Liana Leota her first start so far at wing attack, where she combined well with centre Laura Langman and was player of the match.

It's Aitken's 107th match in charge in 10 years, one more than the previous record of 106 held by Lois Muir, who coached the Silver Ferns for 15 years.

The defending champion Australians beat Sri Lanka 97-20 while England beat Malayasia 95-22 and Jamaica defeated Singapore 93-40.

Northern Ireland upset Samoa 66-37 to reach the quarter-finals, where they'll play England.