The Vitality Roses came from behind to secure their second win of the Fast5 World Netball Series with the final move of the game once again.
Both sides came into the fixture with one win and one defeat to their name, and determined to end day one on a high.
The Vitality Roses had the upper hand after the opening quarter with a four pointer from Paige Reed opening up a six-point gap (10-4) but Uganda capitalised on the second quarter power play to swing the game in their favour. Thanks to some sharp shooting from Mary Cholhok and England's failure to score during this period, they were 12-17 up going into the break.
Having come from behind in their previous game against New Zealand, the Vitality Roses' heads didn't drop and they kept working hard as well as using their substitutions to good effect. The two teams tied the third quarter at 9-all meaning that the She Cranes maintained their five-point advantage heading into the final period.
Down by six and with sixty seconds remaining, Reed landed a four pointer before a turnover was brought through court to the Future Rose in the three-point range (doubled to six during the power play). Cool and collected, Reed sunk the super shot but the decision initially went against the Vitality Roses with time up before the call was overturned to hand Kat Ratnapala's side another victory.
The Vitality Roses have two more games against Jamaica (11pm on 5 Nov) and Australia (2am on 6 Nov) before placings on day two of the competition in Christchurch. UK and international viewers can watch all the games live on Netball Pass. Viewers can register to the online platform for free at: netballpass.com