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Lightning Building Towards Final Two Rounds

Sunshine Coast Lightning Captain Laura Langman applauded the full team effort that went into the Queensland Firebirds win on Sunday.

Lightning defeated their Queensland rivals by eight goals to cement their place in the top four with just two rounds to play in the home and away season.

“It wasn’t going to take one person to make a miracle so to speak, we all just had to do our jobs,” Langman said.

“I felt both ends stood up at different times of the game.

“I think what was most pleasing – without talking to the troops – was consistency.

“We were getting runs together and that’s something we need to be finals contenders.”

While a slower start had Lightning on the back foot early, they outscored their opponents by 8 and 5 goals in the final two quarters respectively.

Head Coach Kylee Byrne said she had full trust in the playing group to deliver on the strategy leading into the game.

“We had a plan across four quarters today and I’m lucky I have a team like this that went out and did it and executed what they needed to,” Byrne said.

“We’ve got two more games we have to put away, and this feels like the start of something pretty good over the next few weeks.”

Sunshine Coast Lightning will head north to Townsville to take on Collingwood Magpies on Wednesday 15 September before challenging ladder leaders Melbourne Vixens in Round 14.