Two games remain for Jets to break drought

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Jets goal attack Kate Duncan.
Camera IconJets goal attack Kate Duncan.

A first quarter lapse was the catalyst for the ECU Souwest Jets 29-goal loss to the South East Demons at the State Netball Centre on Friday night.

The Jets were trailing by 14 goals at the end of the first break and never recovered to lose 73-44.

In a strong start, the Demons held the Jets to just nine goals while scoring 23 of their own in a dominant display.

After quarter-time the Jets settled and managed to limit the damage, falling 35-20 behind at half-time.

The third term was again tight, with the Jets losing the quarter by just the one goal, but the young team ran out of legs in the last term and conceded 22 goals and scored just nine in the loss.

In the reserves the Jets lost by five goals to the Demons in a close match, 44-39.

The 18 and under team lost to the West Coast Warriors 54-22.

This Sunday the Jets take on the Perth Lions at the State Netball Centre.

The teams have met twice this season, with the Lions winning both encounters, the first by 10 goals and the second by 30 goals.

With just two games left in the season, the Jets are running out of opportunities to grab a victory.

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