The Southern Steel have pulled of a netball miracle, scoring the last seven goals to chase down the Central Pulse 54-53 in the ANZ Premiership final in Wellington.
In a thrilling send-off for the retiring Wendy Frew, the Steel pulled off a huge fourth quarter to chase down the locals who had led by as many as 11 goals.
The 16-11 final frame scoreline proved the difference as the Pulse went into their shells, after taking a six-goal lead with three-minutes remaining.
Player of the match Gina Crampton was outstanding for the Southerners, including a crucial play late in the game.
Crampton rescued a wayward pass, just inches from the baseline, keeping the ball in play and flicking a pass to shooter Jen O'Connell, who converted the opportunity to tie the game.
Another Steel goal moments later saw the Pulse trail for the first time in the match with just 26 seconds on the clock.
Pulse shooter Ameliaranne Ekanasio had a chance to send the sides to extra-time but her long range effort rebounded off the rim and the title was the Steels'.
It was a bitter way to end an otherwise excellent season for the Pulse after winning 11 of 15 in the regular season to top the table.