14 October 2010
The Silver Ferns finished New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games campaign in brilliant style today by beating world champions Australia 66-64 to win the netball gold medal.
The match, one of the most memorable ever played, was level at 47-47 at the end of fulltime, and when the 14 minutes of extra time was played, the score was 58-58.
From there it went into golden goal – the first team to lead by two would win.
The teams, so evenly matched, fought all the way to 64-64 before Maria Tutaia, New Zealand’s star player, sank the winning shots.