JESSICA Anstiss of Maida Vale made her debut with West Coast Fever on the weekend.
Netball Australia said West Coast Fever put Anstiss at wing defence for the start of the third quarter where she made her presence felt, forcing Adelaide’s feeders wide and adding an early deflection.
The Adelaide Thunderbirds pulled off a remarkable comeback to win in round 1 of the Suncorp Super Netball clash after fighting back from seven goals down in the third quarter to secure a 56-51 win.
Netball Australia said the Fever did everything right for the opening three terms but froze under pressure as Adelaide clamped down on their ball movers.
In October last year after Anstiss was named on the West Coast Fever list she told Echo News when she had been put into to play wing attack instead of her usual positions of centre and wing defence, she had found the new position a challenge but had soon adapted.
She said being able to also play at wing attack had increased her versatility on the court.