Comfy win for Hi Q in Honiton League

PUBLISHED: 21:13 08 June 2011

Division One: Wasps 46, Uplowman 30; Bo-Peeps 31, Bampton 16; Keeley’s Angels 49, Visions 17.

Back in action after another Bank holiday break and top game saw Visions’ unbeaten run come to an end against Keeley’s Angels. With Tracey Moran in great form at centre for the Angels, they swept into a 13-4 lead at quarter time, and, by half way, were very comfortably in the driving seat with a 25-8 lead.

Although the third quarter was closer, with Kate Pilkington doing well for Visions the Angels started the final quarter 34-14 ahead with Visions chasing hard to gain a point. Unfortunately for Visions, it was Keeley’s who turned up the heat and they romped to a well-earned 49-17 win, that left the title within their grasp and Visions title aspirations in tatters.

Wasps kept their title hopes alive, thanks to their win against Uplowman. The game started evenly with the first quarter all square at 9-9. In the second period. Wasps edged in front to lead 20-17. With Katie Wallace playing well at GD for Wasps they pulled ahead to lead 34-24 going into the final session. Uplowman worked hard to keep in touch with Emma Burrough, also at GD, playing well, and they held on to gain a point from their 30-46 defeat.

Newly-promoted Bampton, who were still looking for their first win, found themselves up against Bo-Peeps. At the close, Bo-Peeps had gained their second win of the season, whilst Bampton were still looking for their first victory. By half way it was 16-5 to Bo-Peeps, with Jodie Potter once again in great form. With the Bampton GA getting her eye in, they began to score more and they managed to do enough to gain a point from their 16-31 defeat.

Division Two

Hi Q 38, CMC11; Lyme Bay 12, JD Tyres 34; Sidmouth Toucans 26, Howden’s Hawks 31.

In Division Two, both Hi Q and Howden’s Hawks remain unbeaten and look set to return to the top flight – but JD Tyres and NAS are still in with a shout!

Hi Q retained their 100 per cent record, thanks to a comfortable win over CMC who are suffering from having to make team changes due to exams affecting their squad of players. Emma Truscott was in great form for Hi Q as they powered to a 38-11 win over CMC, for whom Nicky Snell played well.

JD Tyres kept their promotion hopes alive thanks to a fine win over the bottom side Lyme Bay, who are still looking for their first point. With Tanya Broom in good form for JD, they took an early grip on the game and, despite good work for Lyme from Vicky Pearce, they never relinquished the lead and finished winners by 34-12. Closest game was between Howden’s Hawks and Sidmouth Toucans. Sidmouth started strongly and, with Kristy Platt in wonderful form at GA, they took an early lead at 6-4. By half way, Hawks had fought their way back into the game to lead 12-11. The lead chopped and changed but at the end of the third quarter it was still advantage Hawks – by 21-19. In the final period, Hayley Ward at last got some more fluency into the Hawks play and they finished winners by 31-26 to remain unbeaten.

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