An intense start to the match saw Australia trail early as Great Britain’s pressure on the ball opened up a four-point advantage by quarter-time. A rested Amber Merritt regained the ascendancy for the Devils as they began the second term on a 6-0 run before keeping their opponents scoreless for the first 5:30 of the quarter.
Following a time-out, Great Britain regained their composure and finished the half strongly to own an eight-point lead at the main break.
The margin again see-sawed with Georgia Munro-Cook and Georgia Inglis helping Australia to a dominant 20-9 third quarter. Their lead was short-lived though with Amy Conway taking control of the contest in the final quarter as Great Britain ran out nine-point victors.
For the second straight game, Merritt top-scored for Australia with 28 points while Munro-Cook chimed in with eight. The Devils will look to bounce back against Germany on Thursday at 15:30AEST.
Australia 40 defeated by Great Britain 49