Northern Ireland Win Tight World Cup Contest Against Barbados
Sports 18 July 2019 Arabia Day Newsdesk 0
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Northern Ireland won a tight contest against Barbados by three goals to go through to a play-off for ninth place at the Netball World Cup.
The Warriors beat the Bajan Gems 46-43 in Liverpool to finish fifth in Group F with what was their second win in six matches in the competition.
Emma Magee scored 23 goals and Noleen Armstrong claimed 18 goals from 20 attempts for Dan Ryan’s side.
Northern Ireland came into the World Cup as the eighth-ranked team.
The ninth and 10th place play-off will take place on Saturday, with Northern Ireland’s opposition to be decided later on Thursday.
Barbados, who had never lost to Northern Ireland before, will now take part in the 11th and 12th place play-off.
Shonica Wharton and Latonia Blackman scored 24 and 19 goals respectively for them, with Wharton only missing with two attempts and Blackman off target once.
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