Flamingos and OPG battle it out for netball title

PUBLISHED: 19:30 04 July 2012

Flamingos [0] 51, Pixies [12] 21

Opg [0] 43, Jd Tyres [12] 25

Uplowman [4] 45, Sidmouth Toucans [12] 34

Wasps [0] 0, Hi Q [8] 18

Once again it was just three games that took place at Honiton – last week Hi Q had been the team who forfeited – this week it was Wasps, and the team who gained the points as a result – yes – it was Hi Q, writes Graham Ingram.

Flamingos held on to the top spot in what is now a two team race with OPG. Flamingos started 12 goals behind Pixies, but by quarter time had reduced the arrears to six, and at half way were 22-18 in front.

Flic Elliot was playing well for Pixies at centre, but they were finding it hard against a confident Flamingos’ attack, and the defence of Sarah Clark in particular. The final result was a 51-21 win for Flamingos.

Meanwhile OPG kept up the pressure thanks to their win over JD Tyres, with JD doing enough to pick up a point for their endeavours.

By quarter time OPG had almost wiped out the JD advantage, and at half way were 22-17 ahead. With Hannah Lee in good defensive form, OPG were 34-22 up going into the final period.

In the final quarter Amy Phillips at centre for JD Tyres kept the team working hard and they did enough to gain a well earned point from their 25-43 defeat.

Final game of the night saw Uplowman up against Sidmouth Toucans. With Wasps forfeiting more points the resulting Uplowman win by 45-34 saw them move up into third place.

Star of the Uplowman show was a fresh from holiday Mandy Norman whilst once again Kirsty Platt was the Toucans’ star.

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