Netball: Singapore return to winning ways at the Nations Cup with 62-26 win over Canada

Singapore wing defence Nur Aqilah Afiqah (in blue) defending against Canada during their Netball Nations Cup match on Sept 6, 2016.
Singapore wing defence Nur Aqilah Afiqah (in blue) defending against Canada during their Netball Nations Cup match on Sept 6, 2016.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - Hosts Singapore beat Canada 62-26 at the Mission Foods Nations Cup on Tuesday (Sept 6), bouncing back after losing to Botswana last night.

The home side started strongly to finish the first quarter 20-8 up.

Both sides scored evenly early in the second quarter, but Singapore pulled ahead with deft passing and intercepting to lead 35-14 at half-time.

The Republic's dominant form continued in the second half, going up 4-0 in both quarters before their opponents scored.

Despite Canada's persistence, Singapore's sizeable lead gave them the win.

The 17th-ranked hosts, will face 15th-ranked Papua New Guinea on Wednesday (Sept 7).

Canada will meet Nations Cup newcomers Zambia, who remain undefeated in the six-nation tournament.

Each team has two more round-robin matches to play, and the top two will face off during the finals on Saturday (Sept 10).