In Liverpool, England the Sunshine Girls are facing an exit from the World Cup, with a spot in the semi-finals of the Vitality Netball World Cup now out of reach. The Jamaican goal shooter Romelda said the girls are very sad about their poor performance at the tournament.
They were the 2nd best team in the world, but they lost 56-48 to England in their Group G encounter at the M&S Bank Arena there in England.
In order for them stay in the tournament the Sunshine Girls must win when they play against Uganda and Scotland and they are also hoping South Africa who won them on Sunday, will lose their two games against Uganda and England. It is the first time since 1995 that the girls are fearing that they will not be in the semi-finals.
Romelda Aiken who is a top shooter in the world, spoke about how sad the girls are during an interview after the match. She said the girls had put in a lot of work, but small errors, nerves and not just playing in a simple way caused them to lose the game, she said.
However, they are willing to learn from their mistakes and do all they can to win the next games. She also added that the setback will not affect the National program. She believes they needed more time to make a game plan before they went into the tournament.
The Sunshine Girls still have a lot to smile about as Shanice Beckford, the GA scored 5 goals from 9 attempts and the captain of the team Jhaniele Fowler created history when she became the first shooter in the history of the World Cup competition to record a perfect score, 100% goals scored during 60 minutes of play. She scored 43 goals with 43 attempts.