Flamingos and OPG battle it out for netball title
PUBLISHED: 19:30 04 July 2012
Flamingos  51, Pixies  21
Opg  43, Jd Tyres  25
Uplowman  45, Sidmouth Toucans  34
Wasps  0, Hi Q  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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