A close group-stage defeat to Uganda and a draw with Trinidad had effectively ended the Scots’ hopes of claiming a top-10 finish. But they rebounded well with 17-year-old goal shooter Emma Barrie top-scoring to enable them to better their finish at the 2015 World Cup. A blistering second quarter made the difference as Barrie helped her team extend a two-point advantage into seven by the half-time break. Scotland retained that advantage through the second half to pull off arguably their best win of the tournament. Barrie said: “We’ve not had the best competition in terms of where our targets were, but it’s good to get that win. “I’ve learned a lot during this tournament, more about the physicality, so I’ll go back, build up my strength, and hopefully over the next four years I can be stronger and compete more against these goalkeepers.”
Scotland finish 11th at Netball World Cup after win over Barbados
Scotland settled for 11th place at the Netball World Cup after rounding off their campaign with a 53-42 win over Barbados.