THEY failed to make a clean sweep but won the title that matters the most.
Suva retained the Major A grade title in the Fiji National Netball Championship despite failing to defend the under-21 and Major B titles.
The Capital City side defeated arch-rivals Nasinu 30-22 in the showdown at the National Netball Centre in Laucala Bay yesterday.
The Matila Waqanidrola-led side made a great start in the game with Maria Lutua and Nina Cirikisuva keeping the fans on the edge with a good attacking play co-ordinated well by centre Taufa Taga along with veterans Lusi Robanakadavu and Filo Korovulavula.
Nasinu, which had players such as Taraima Rara, Vaiti Waqatabu, Teimumu Moce and Alesi Waqa were equally good but lacked consistency in the opening quarter.
Suva led 9-6 at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 16-12 at halftime.
Nasinu came back stronger in the second spell and started well with replacement shooter Unaisi Rauluni but lacked the firepower to burrow through the Suva defenders.
The team's chances of making a grand comeback also suffered a blow after centre Waqatabu was injured but later hobbled back on her feet to continue the game.
Lutua and Cirikisuva continued piling points as Suva led 23-17 at the end of the third quarter.
The final quarter was all Suva despite Taga and Lutua's injury.
Former Fiji under-21 skipper Asilika Sevutia came in place of Taga and maintained the control of the game eventually helping Suva to a 30-22 win.
"The effort and the commitment from these girls really paid off, we are proud to have NewWorld taking us through this year," team manager Sitiveni Rabuka said.
"Unfortunately we lost out in the other divisions but we are really happy to have retained our (Major A) title.
"Every year comes with its challenges and we hope to retain our winning line-up."
The U21 grade and Major B grades were won by Lautoka.
The Westerners beat Nasinu 29-25 and 32-11 in the U21 and Major B grades, respectively.