Firebirds win Super Netball's Qld derby

Queensland Firebirds have edged out Sunshine Coast Lightning 55-52, keeping Super Netball's defending premiers winless for the season.

With both teams beaten in the opening round, fierce intensity marked the entire match between the state rivals before 6627 vocal fans at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Under the new points system, the Lightning collected a bonus point for winning the first quarter 15-11, but it was the only period they led after.

The Firebirds came out blazing in the second quarter and blasted to a 31-24 halftime lead.