Netball: Singapore beat USA 75-23 to make Nations Cup final, play Uganda on Saturday

Team Singapore and Uganda battle for positions as finals are just one match away, on Dec 4, 2013. Singapore's netballers will play for the Nations Cup trophy on Saturday after a 75-23 thrashing of the United States on Friday night, Dec 6, 2013,
Team Singapore and Uganda battle for positions as finals are just one match away, on Dec 4, 2013. Singapore's netballers will play for the Nations Cup trophy on Saturday after a 75-23 thrashing of the United States on Friday night, Dec 6, 2013, at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall. -- FILE PHOTO: NETBALL SINGAPORE

Singapore's netballers will play for the Nations Cup trophy on Saturday, after a 75-23 thrashing of the United States on Friday night at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

The hosts will play Uganda, whom they had lost 32-60 to in the round-robin stage.

Singapore were tops in the group phase after posting four victories and one loss in the six-nation tournament.

Uganda, despite forfeiting one match owing to a delayed arrival in Singapore, equalled Papua New Guinea on points but beat the Oceania team to the final berth based on a superior goal average.

This is the fourth time the Republic will achieve at least a top-two finish at the annual tournament, having won it in the inaugural 2006 edition, in 2007 and finishing runner-up to Fiji in 2011.