Players to prove worth

THE Digicel/Punjas Fiji netball coach, Kate Carpenter, will be giving the rest of the members in the squad a chance to play in today’s match against Papua New Guinea Two in the International Series.

The national side takes on the second string PNG side at 7pm at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Coach Carpenter is hoping for a much improved performance in the remaining two rounds of the series.

The Mere Neiliko-skippered side won its opening two matches against PNG One 57-39 and Singapore 63-31.

“We are looking at more improvements.

“We had 36 unforced errors (against PNG One) and a fair amount against Singapore,” Carpenter said.

“We are really trying to reduce those and maximise on the turnover ball.

“Again there are some players that haven’t been on the court so they will get the opportunity on Monday before I decide who will play against who come Tuesday.”

Carpenter is eyeing the series as a build-up for the upcoming Pacific Games.

She has been rotating players around the court to work out the best combination in the side.

“We look at opportunities on court and different combinations.

“The girls need to know how to start the game and how to enter as an impact player.

“We got a whole lot of goals and objectives that we are trying to achieve.

“In each match, there are different opportunities to achieve those goals.”

Fixtures

Today

5pm PNG One v Singapore

7pm Digicel/Punjas Fiji v PNG Two

Tomorrow

5pm Punjas Fiji v PNG

7pm Digicel Fiji v Singapore

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