Acorns top of the Honiton Netball League tree
PUBLISHED: 10:56 18 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:34 16 June 2010
There was no netball action in Division one this week.
Flamingos A 6+13516
Keeley's Angels 5+10915
Tip Top T Oaks 6-818
Complete Meats 5-1093
Division Two: Tip Top Trees Acorns 35, Lyme Bay 20; Bampton 64, CMC Birds 1; Flamingos B 20, Met Office Weather Girls 20; Sidmouth Toucans 41, NAS Vehicle Repairs 19
With no games in division one this week attention was turned completely on the second division where eight teams were in action for four games.
JD Tyres were the only team without a game this week. Tip Top Trees Acorns are having a good season, and this continued when they came up against the improving Lyme Bay side.
Acorns had started the game on top of the division on goal difference, with Lyme Bay in fifth place. The match started evenly with the score at 5-5 at quarter time. With Lydia Fanzo having another good game for the Trees, they moved 13-9 up at half way and then increased their lead to 22-14 going into the final session.
Vicky Pearce rallied the Bay side and they did enough to gain a point from their 20-35 defeat. All Acorns could do was wait and see whether Flamingos B could better them.
Flamingos B, however, were up against the unbeaten Weather Girls from the Met Office who are having a great first season. The question was, were the Met Office good enough to continue their unbeaten run against such strong opposition? The game started evenly with Flamingos shading the first period by 7-6.
With Laura Harris playing a commanding role for Flamingos they slowly moved ahead to 12-10 at half way and 16-13 going into the final period. The Weather Girls, and Becky Macey in particular, upped their game and, for the first time in the match, outscored Flamingos in the final quarter - and for the second time this season recorded a draw - at 20-20. This result saw Flamingos hold on to second place, a point behind Acorns whilst the Met Office side dropped to fourth from third thanks to a storming display by Bampton, who moved ahead of them on goal difference.
Bampton were up against bottom placed CMC Birds and they cruised to a massive 64-1 victory. They were in control throughout the game with Claire Venn at centre calling the shots whilst Sarah Starbuck did her best for CMC to stem the one way traffic.
Final game of the night saw Sidmouth Toucans playing NAS Vehicle Repairs. The Toucans have had a disappointing start to the season by their standards but they kept their chances of promotion alive with their second win of the season.
The first quarter was closely contested with Toucans leading 9-4 before they leapt to 21-6 in front by half way. They continued to outscore NAS and going into the final period Sidmouth led by 31-11. NAS rallied slightly in the final period but couldn't do enough to gain a point and Sidmouth's reward from their 41-19 win was to change places in the table with Lyme Bay.
Tip Top T Acorns 7+9619
Flamingos B 7+7918
Met Office WGirls 6+9916
Sid Toucans 5+310
Lyme Bay 7-899
JD Tyres 5+155
NAS V Repairs 6-515
CMC Birds 7-285-3*
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