Swifts A Grade netballers were left shattered after their one-point loss against Noradjuha-Quantong on Saturday.
In a few tense moments in the dying minutes of the game, the play and lead swung from team to team. The Bombers took out the thrilling round two clash 50-49.
The intensity built up with the crowd on edge right as the game was so even it could have gone either way when the final whistle was blown to end time.
Baggie's coach Courtney Morrow said it was a disappointing outcome not to come away with the win.
"It was a close game with some really good matchups across the court," she said.
"Towards the end, it was all about composure which comes from match practice. I felt we worked well as a team in trying to keep our nerve as the scores went goal for goal. I could really see the fight in the girls - that's all I could ask for really, is they fight every game out, right until the very end.
"Today proved they can do that although we didn't get the result we wanted."
Reflecting on the game, Morrow said there were some key areas to assess at training.
"We'll have a look at some of our plays and see where we can make some improvements," she said.
"We have a few weeks off so will be looking for the girls to really put in and lift our fitness up to where it needs to be. I think it was a contributor to what let us down today."
Tara Long played consistent defence in her first game back for the season.
Jade Ralph named in the best, held her ground in the ring as the Baggies goal shooter for the game.
"Kristy Dodds' delivery into the ring was superb as well," Morrow said.
The Baggies have Easter weekend off and will take on Pimpinio at North Park in round three.
"We're really hoping to get a practice match up and going on our week off but we haven't locked anything yet," Morrow said.
"We will lift our work rate over the break to really lift our standard of fitness."
Bombers coach Yolly Molineaux said she was proud of her side after they fought back in the last term to secure the victory.
"The last few minutes were really hectic," Molineaux said. "We went down by about three goals in the last term, but credit to the defenders and the goalies who really stood up in the last quarter."
Molineux said a late Sharon Fedke goal was a pivotal moment. Fedke seamlessly stepped into the A Grade side after playing B Grade last week and led the Bombers with 27 goals.
"Shaz sunk this long bomb probably with about three minutes to go, and that was probably what lifted us in those last few minutes," Molineaux said.
"I distinctly remember her sinking that and everyone just really picking it up after."
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