High scoring from Hawks and Hi Q

PUBLISHED: 15:50 25 November 2010

Netball

Netball

Archant

Division One: Visions 29, Bo-Peeps 24; Wasps 38, Weather Girls 17; Keeley’s Angels 28, Flamingos 26

When Keeley’s Angels and Flamingos met at the beginning of October the honours had gone to Flamingos. Angels were out for revenge and to stay in touch at the top! Flamingos started the stronger and were 8-5 up at quarter time.

With their defence being well organised by Sarah Clark they were 16-12 ahead at half way. The third quarter proved pivotal with Kirsty Wackley and Angels coming back to make it all square at 21-21 going into the final session. Angels kept up the momentum and edged the game at 28-26 to move to within two points of Flamingos with a game in hand – a possible three points to take them top! Wasps met Weather Girls for the first time and started slowly to lead the first quarter by 8-4. Weather Girls, with Rebecca Green playing well, were making it hard for Wasps – who still have hopes of a top finish – but, by half way, Wasps were 27-15 ahead at the start of the final period. Sasha Williams was playing well in defence for Wasps and she denied the Girls attack so well that Wasps won by 38-17, denying Weather Girls a point.

Back in October in a close run thing Bo-Peeps had taken three points from Visions The tables were turned as Visions took the points.

With Amelia Thorpe shooting well for Visions they always just had that slight edge, but it was enough to see them to victory, despite Peeps having the better of the final quarter, thanks to some good work from Poppy Williams. The final score was a 29-24 win for ‘Visions.

Team P GD Pts

Flamingos [1] 9 +162 23

Keeley’s Angels [2] 8 +90 21

Wasps [3] 6 +57 15

Visions [4] 7 -27 12

Bo-Peeps [5] 9 -75 10

Uplowman [6] 6 -101 7

Weather Girls [7] 7 -106 6

Division Two: Howden’s Hawks 48, CMC Birds 11; Hi Q 54, JD Tyres 8; Tip Top Trees 23, Lyme Bay 11.

Both Hi Q and Tip Top Trees retained their unbeaten records. With Lizzie Rennett in great form for Hi Q, they proved too strong for JD Tyres despite a great display from the elegant Louise Newton. Hi Q led from the start and finished the game with their 100 per cent record intact from their 54-8 win.

Tip Top Trees had a much more difficult time against Lyme Bay, but held onto their unbeaten record, whilst the Bay missed out on a valuable point by a single goal. Hayley Spiller pulled out the stops for the Trees in the final period, and, despite good work from Rachel Edward, the Trees finished winners by 23-11.

Promotion hopefuls Howden Hawks had CMC Birds on the rocks from the start – leading 13-1 at quarter time. With Tara Andrews calling the shots at centre they were too strong and, despite good work from Laura Dare, they won 48-11.

Team P GD Points

HiQ [1] 8 +188 24

Tip Top Trees [2] 8 +122 23

Howden’s Hawks [4] 7 +147 18

Sidmouth Toucans [3] 7 +74 17

NAS Vehicle Repairs [5] 7 -46 9

Lyme Bay [6] 8 -151 4

CMC Birds [7] 5 -113 3

JD Tyres [8] 8 -211 1


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