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Girls hunt the clincher

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey
Fowler-Reid

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls will be aiming to clinch the three-Test series against England when they take on the hosts in Game Two today in Manchester.

Match time is 2:45 p.m. (Jamaica time).

The Sunshine Girls lead the series 1-0 following their easy 66-49 victory in the opening contest on 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.

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

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

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

"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. 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 that got the better of England in the opening game. Fowler-Reid will be joined by goal attack Shanice Beckford in the shooting circle; Khadijah Williams will take her position at wing attack; veteran Paula Thompson will start at centre.

Vangelee Williams, at wing defence, Stacey-Ann Facey (goal defence), and Shamera Sterling (goalkeeper) will lead the Sunshine Girls' defensive unit.