Hawks in the hunt

PUBLISHED: 17:46 16 November 2011

With all the games in both divisions going with the form books there were no changes to the status quo in either division – with Flamingos and Weather Girls holding on to their leads at the top of the tables.

Division One

Wasps 19, Bo-Peeps 18

Flamingos 49, Hi Q 27

OPG 52, Uplowman 14

Flamingos continued their unbeaten run with their second victory of the season against Hi Q, who did well enough to pick up a point for their hard work. Hi Q had trailed throughout the game and going into the final quarter a point looked out of the question. But with Lizi Bennett in attack refusing to give up, they fought back from 14-40 behind to finish on the wrong end of the 49-27 score line, but having done enough to gain a point. The player of the match was once again Rachel Burrows at WD.

OPG held on to second place thanks to a comfortable 52-14 win over Uplowman for whom Debbie Eveleigh played well, with Hannah Lee the OPG star.

Performance of the night went to Bo-Peeps, who have had a run of close defeats recently, but none closer than this one against Wasps. It was tough on the Peeps who led 6-4 at quarter time, 10-9 at half way, and were then 15-13 ahead going into the final quarter – only for Wasps to edge them out 19-18 at the final whistle. It was a Williams game – with Sasha the Wasps star, and Poppy the Bo-Peeps’ starlet.

Division Two

Tip Top Trees 37, NAS 21

Weather Girls 46, Sidmouth Toucans 15

Howden Hawks 41, JD Tyres 18

Weather Girls continued their run of fine form with a convincing win over the hard working Sidmouth Toucans. The Girls led from the start and with Joanne Camp having a great game they were just too strong for the Sidmouth side, for whom Helen Terry was the star – with the Girls winning by 46-15.

Both Tip Top Trees and Howden Hawks picked up three points each to keep in the promotion hunt. Hawks always had the measure of JD Tyres and with Jess McKinnon at GD for Hawks in imperious form they finished winners by 41-18 despite a plucky performance from JD with Amy Phillips once again showing great form.

3Ts were up against NAS, who are still searching for their first win of the campaign. Tonight , with Heather Beviss doing sterling work in defence, they were the only losing side in div 2 to pick up a point from their 37-21 defeat. The Trees star was Dani Wakley at GA.


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