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Commonwealth Games: She Cranes Haul Wales To Revive Qualification Hopes

Tuesday, April 10
Wales 40-76 Uganda

Uganda Netball team, the She Cranes has dismantled Wales in a 40-76 victory, a game played this afternoon (Uganda time) in the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast.

The win now puts Uganda in a slightly better position to have a chance of qualifying to the semis.

Uganda are now third on the log with two wins out of their four games.

Coming into this tie at the back of a defeat to England Roses, the She Cranes knew that it was only a win they wanted to brighten their chances of qualifying to the next phase, and they didn’t disappoint.

Uganda quickly got out of the blocks to lead 9-18 in the first quarter, the side never looked back as they added 20 points to take a 20-39 lead at the long break.

She Cranes, led by Peace Proscovia, held on to their advantage; scoring 19 and 18 goals in the following quarters to seal a deserved victory.

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Proscovia led the charts with 56 goals, Rachael Nanyonga scored 20 of her 24 attempts.

She Cranes Road so far:
April 5th – New Zealand 64-51 Uganda
April 7th – Uganda 54-51 Malawi
April 8th – England 55-49 Uganda
April 10th – Wales 40-76 Uganda.

With one game to go, the She Cranes will to beat Scotland and also pray that New Zealand lose to England’s Roses to have a chance of qualification.

Malawi is also still in contention, the Queens are fourth, below Uganda with an inferior goal difference.

Wednesday Fixture:
New Zealand vs England
Uganda vs Scotland
Malawi vs Wales

She Cranes Team Sheet
Starting Seven:
Lilian Ajio, Ruth Meeme, Halima Nakachwa, Stella Nanfuka, Florence Nanyonga, Rachael Nanyonga and Peace Proscovia.

Used Subs:
Betty Kiiza, Joan Nampungu and Hadija Nakabuye

Un used Subs:
Stella Oyella and Namuwaya Muhayimuna

Coach: Joan Nyongesa

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