Swansea shoot to success in closely-fought tie

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Captain Brooke Collett praised Swansea University’s netball first team after coming back from a point down to take all the points.

Swansea were behind for a majority of the game by a single point, but as the clock ticked down the home side pressed for the advantage.

After a series of fouls by the Cardiff Met defence, Swansea shot to a three point lead which proved decisive.

“We’ve lost by like a point twice now and we were not coming away with a loss today, there was no way,” Collett said.

She revealed the team had been working hard on their fitness levels in order to overcome last-gasp defeats in previous matches.

The problem surfaced before the winter break when Swansea were beaten by a few points in the Bucs Cup competition to Portsmouth University.

It was the third time this season that the netball side had been beaten in close fought contests.

Collett added: “I think because we’ve had close disappointments in the past, we fought every second, and we weren’t going to come away without the win.

“I think the shooters were absolutely amazing, they didn’t miss many.”

Swansea’s next tie is against Bath 2nds, in which they lost the corresponding fixture 57-17.

Swansea University 1sts 38-35 Cardiff Metropolitan University 2nds

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