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Thunderbirds vs Firebirds

Adelaide Thunderbirds v Queensland Firebirds

  • The Thunderbirds have a perfect winning record against the Queensland Firebirds, and will be looking to consolidate their position in the top four in this Sunday's 'clash of the Birds' at ETSA Park.
  • Coming off a troubled week, the Thunderbirds put in a convincing performance against the defending premiers last week to record a character-defining 11-goal win.
  • Meanwhile the Firebirds faced the competition leaders, the NSW Swifts, in Round 9. While the Firebirds pushed the Sydney-siders for four quarters they ultimately fell short by four goals.
  • Queensland wing attack Sarah Wall leads the competition for centre pass receives with 155 while teammate Lauren Nourse is second in the competition for goal assists with 105.
  • Jamaican import Carla Borrego continues to dominate as goal shooter, with the Thunderbird leading this season's goal scoring with 311.
  • Defensively Thunderbirds duo Geva Mentor and Mo'onia Gerrard were in fine form last week, dominating the Vixens' formidable shooting combination of Caitlin Thwaites and Sharelle McMahon. Mentor is second in the competition for deflections while Gerrard leads the competition for gains.
  • Firebird goal keeper Laura Geitz is also a competition standout, with the Queenslander second in the competition for defensive rebounds. However Geitz also leads the penalties count.

23 May 2010
ETSA Park, Adelaide

Round 10

SKY Sport Time 16:30
TEN Time 14:30
Head to head:
Played: 6 Thunderbirds: 6 Firebirds: 0
ANZ Championship 2010
23-May ETSA Park, Adelaide Thunderbirds by 2
4-April Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Thunderbirds by 1
ANZ Championship 2009
24-May ETSA Park, Adelaide Thunderbirds by 1
5-April Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Thunderbirds by 12
ANZ Championship 2008
28-June ETSA Park, Adelaide Thunderbirds by 19
2-June Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Thunderbirds by 6