Flamingos unbeaten

Honiton Netball League

Division One

Uplowman 18, Weather Girls 14;

Keeley’s Angels 27, Wasps 27;

Flamingos 48, Visions 19.

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Just two weeks into the season and just one team has a 100 per cent record – Flamingos. They maintained their high scoring start to the season when they came up against Visions!

With Karen Hall once again in great form, the Flamingos got off to a fine start and, by half way, were 20-5 in front and Visions found themselves chasing the game.

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With Jackie Ditchburn in good form for Visions, things picked up a bit for them in the last two quarters but they never challenged the dominance of Flamingos, who ended the night with a fine 48-19 win.

Last year’s champions, Keeley’s Angels, were up against Wasps this week. It was Wasps’ first outing, whilst Angels had opened with a win last week.

Wasps took an early two goal lead and held onto this in the second quarter so that at half way, they led by 13-11. With Lisa Cull playing well for Wasps, they moved further ahead, so that going into the final session they were 21-17 up. With Tracey Moran working hard for Angels, they upped the ante and clawed back the four goal lead and then led - albeit briefly - with Wasps scoring the final goal in a thrilling draw – 27-27!

The other game of the night saw Uplowman, aiming to bounce back from a heavy defeat on day one, up against last year’s division two unbeaten champs the Weather Girls.

At the end it was Uplowman who breathed a sigh of relief whilst Weather Girls suffered their first defeat in Honiton!

The game started evenly with scores tied at 4-4, before Uplowman moved 10-7 up at half way.

The third period was even, with Uplowman holding on to their three goal lead before edging one goal further ahead of the Weather Girls to win 18-14 in a close fought game. Viv Grant led Uplowman to victory, despite the good work of Rebecca Green for Weather Girls.

Division Two

HiQ 32, Howden’s Hawks 29

JD Tyres 17, NAS Vehicle Repairs 32

Lyme Bay 14, CMC Birds 16

After rain had washed out week one, they got under way this week, with the relegated sides HiQ and Howden’s Hawks in action against one another. What a cracker this game turned out to be!

At quarter time the scores were all square at 6-6, before HiQ edged in front at half way by 16-14. With Nicky Vile shooting well for Hawks, they turned the tables and went 25-24 up going into the final session.

Jo Scott turned up the pressure for HiQ and the game swung their way as they finished winners by 32-29.

JD Tyres and NAS were in action against one another in the second game of the night, with Sara Green playing well for NAS and Amy Phillips in good form for JD.

It was NAS who took an early lead and, by half way, were 14-5 up, a lead that had increased to 22-10 at the end of the third quarter. Although NAS outscored JD Tyres again, in the last quarter the Tyres had done enough in their 17-32 defeat to earn a point from the game.

The final game of the evening saw Lyme Bay up against CMC Birds in another of the evening’s close encounters!

CMC started strongly and ended the first quarter 8-3 in front. In the second period, Lyme Bay prevented CMC from adding to their score so that at half time it was 8-7 to CMC.

With Emma Franklin playing well, Lyme Bay moved 11-10 up and it looked all up for CMC!

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