Edwards was Lyme Bay star

PUBLISHED: 13:31 02 November 2010

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Chance to move up league in Flamingos’ absence

Division One

Flamingos 41, Bo-Peeps 15

Keeley’s Angels 46, Uplowman 18

With Wasps once again without a fixture, it was an opportunity for both Flamingos and Keeley’s Angels to increase their points lead at the top if they could defeat Bo- Peeps and Uplowman, respectively.

With Sarah Clarke in great defensive form for Flamingos, the Bo-Peeps’ attack found it very difficult and, although Debbie Wheeler worked hard for the Peeps, they found the going tough and it was Flamingos who retained the top spot with a comfortable 41-15 win, leaving the Peeps just one place off the bottom.

Angels moved above Wasps into second place, thanks to their fine win over Uplowman, for whom Viv Grant turned in another sparkling match.

Uplowman were no match for Keeley’s Angels, though, who powered to a 46-18 win with another fine performance from Kirsty Wackley, who was their driving force. This win placed them second, four points behind Flamingos with a game in hand, with Wasps one point further back, but with two games in hand over the leaders.

Division Two

Tip Top Trees 40, JD Tyres 17; Hi Q 43, CMC Birds 21; Sidmouth Toucans 34, NAS Vehicle Repairs 24; Howden’s Hawks 47, Lyme Bay 16.

It was another full week of fixtures in division two but, with all the games following the form book, there were no changes in position for any of the teams.

The result at the end of the evening was a gap opening up between the top four sides and those in the bottom four.

League leaders Hi Q met CMC Birds, who are scoring more goals this season than in their previous outings, thanks, in part, to Catherine Phillips at GA.

Hi Q started strongly and were 13-2 ahead at quarter time. They continued to outscore CMC, but the Birds closed up on the score necessary to gain a point, but were unlucky to miss out by one goal!

Hi Q ended the night with a fine 43-21 win, thanks in some part, to good play from Jo Scott.

Second-placed Tip Top Trees were matched against bottom placed JD Tyres, who were still searching for their first win.

The first period saw 3Ts go 13-7 up, and with Dani Wakeley in great attacking form they were 25-10 ahead at half way.

Amy Phillips worked hard for JD at centre, but they could not get back into the game and it was the Trees who ended the evening with a 48-17 win and like Hi Q, maintain their unbeaten run.

Third placed Sidmouth Toucans had a tough game to negotiate against fifth placed NAS Vehicle Repairs.

After losing their opening game, the Toucans have remained unbeaten and tonight they started well to go into an early 10-2 lead.

With Kirsty Platt playing well, they had extended the lead to 22-8 by half way.

The third quarter saw NAS fight back and with Sara Green once again in fine form they outscored Sidmouth in the third period and matched them goal for goal in the final quarter, doing enough to gain a point from their 24-34 defeat. Toucans held onto third place.

Hayley Ward turned in a great performance for Hawks as they powered to a 47-16 win over Lyme Bay, for whom Rachel Edwards was the star on the night.


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