The Queensland Fire have snapped a three-match losing streak to the Western Fury in a 72-run victory at the WACA on Saturday afternoon.
Beth Mooney ground out a belligerent 54 from 115 deliveries, helping the Fire to 7-179 from their allotted 50 overs in the Women's National Cricket League encounter.
But searching for their fourth win in a row and fourth consecutive victory over Queensland, the Fury slumped from the get-go to eventually be all out for 107 in the 40th over despite an unbeaten 51 from Jenny Wallace.
Earlier, Mooney put together a trio of good partnerships with Melissa Bulow (22), Jess Jonassen (15) and Jodie Fields (24), before being dismissed by Renee Chappell (4-39) just after reaching her 50.
Delissa Kimmince (14) and Jude Coleman (18) added some handy lower order runs, but the Fury would have been happy at restricting the visitors to under 180.
However their run chase was to get off to a terrible start when Holly Ferling (3-20) picked up two valuable wickets with the second over of the innings.
Ferling took out Nicole Bolton (zero) and Suzannah Bates (zero) within the space of four balls and Carla Hunter (one) soon followed the duo back to the pavilion shortly after as the Fury slumped to 3-13 when she missed a straight one from Coleman and was bowled.
The wickets kept tumbling for the Fury, but while opener Wallace was at the crease they would have still been confident of chasing down the runs.
But she lost partners Emma King (two) and Sarah Fragomeni (five) after a brief rain delay as the Fury slumped to 9-102 and needed to score at better than a run a ball to win.
Kate Burns fell in the 40th over as the Fire wrapped up the victory, with Wallace stranded at the other end and the visitors celebrating.
First Posted 10 November, 2012 6:12PM AEST