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Sunshine Girls tackle England in Game Two

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Monday, September 24, 2012    

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JAMAICA's senior Sunshine Girls will look to rebound from their first-game loss in a series-saving encounter when they take on England in Game Two of their three-test netball series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool this afternoon.

The world number-three ranked Jamaica were beaten 63-51 by their arch-rivals at the LG Arena in Birmingham on Friday and must win the series which England lead 1-0 if they wish to retain their recently earned world ranking.

The Jamaicans moved into the number three position for the first time since 2008 after winning the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Championships in June.

In Friday's game, England led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter 31-26 at half time, but were held 43-all at the end of the third quarter.

"The game was not a true reflection based on the score of how the game was played... we lost focus in the last quarter. In the third quarter, the game was levelled," team manager Andrea Anthony told the Jamaica Observer.

"They have had a chance of reviewing the tape and I'm sure the coach has worked out something and they are going in with a positive attitude."

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