Sunshine Girls go in for the kill

December 02, 2016
File Daley-Morris

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls will be aiming for a series victory when they take on rivals England in the second match of their three Test series in Manchester, England today.

Match time is 2:45 (Jamaica time)

The Sunshine Girls leads the series one-nil following their easy 66-49 victory in the opening contest Tuesday.

The Jamaicans, who are ranked fourth in the world, one place below England, are seeking their first series victory over their opponents in more than three years.

The Sunshine Girls, who are without top-shooter Romelda Aiken for the series, will enter today's contest oozing confidence, having defeated England by 17 goals in the opening game on Tuesday.

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, who made an emphatic return to the Sunshine Girls setup with 49 goals from 56 in the opening game, will once again lead the Jamaica's charge for victory today.

Sunshine Girls assistant coach, Sasher-Gaye Henry, said they are very determined to wrap up the series today.

"It is very important game for us," said Henry. We really need to limit our errors that we made in the first game and once we do that then I know that we will come out the winners."

"However, we are not going to take our opponents lightly because we know that they are going to come out much stronger than they did in the first game," she said.

"But we are prepared for this and the girls are confident and they are looking forward to giving of their best," Henry added.

The Sunshine Girls are expected to retain the same starting line which got the better of England in the opener game.

Fowler-Reid will be joined by goal attack Shanice Beckford, Khadijah Williams; wing attack, veteran Paula Thompson at centre; Vangelee Williams, wing defence; Stacey-Ann Facey, goal defence, and Sherema Sterling goalkeeper will lead the defensive unit.

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