Honiton netball league under way

PUBLISHED: 14:01 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:15 16 June 2010

The new season began with one new team entering the league, the Met Office Weather Girls in division two, whilst several teams had name changes due to new sponsors.

The new season began with one new team entering the league, the Met Office Weather Girls in division two, whilst several teams had name changes due to new sponsors - Wasps (were Flames), Bo-Peeps (were KPF), Lyme Bay (were St Mary's) and JD Tyres (were ADP).

Division One: Wasps29, Flamingos A 39; Keeley's Angels 33, Visions 24.

Wasps and Flamingos A started evenly with Flamingos just shading the first quarter by 9-7.

From there Flamingos consolidated their position to lead 18-13 by half way and, with Sarah Clark playing well in defence, they were 28-20 up going into the final period.

Although Clare Gresham played well for Wasps at centre, she could not get the team back into the game that resulted in a 39-29 Flamingos win.

Keeley's Angels game against Visions also started evenly, with the Angels 7-6 up at the end of the first quarter. They moved 18-12 up by half way with the third period going goal for goal so that Visions trailed 19-25 at the start of the final session.

Angels had the better of the final quarter to end the game victors by 33-24. Karen Hodgin had been the pick of the Angels, whilst Jackie Ditchburn was the Visions' star.

Division Two: NAS Vehicle Repairs 11, Lyme Bay 27; Sidmouth Toucans29, Flamingos B 45; CMC Birds 8, Met Office Weather Girls 33; JD Tyres 17, Tip Top Trees Acorns 37.

The change of name had a positive effect for Lyme Bay as they recorded a comfortable 27-11 win over NAS.

With Rachel Edwards playing well, they led from the start and, by half way, were comfortably 10-3 in front.

Thanks to some good play from Asilah Jarrard NAS did better in the third and fourth quarters, but Lyme Bay had done enough for the three points. Sidmouth Toucans had a tough start to the season against the ever-competitive Flamingos B, and this proved to be the highest scoring game of the night.

With Vicky Tarr in fine form for Sidmouth, and Sophia Brown in equally good form for Flamingos, the evening promised much.

By half way, Flamingos had done a lot of damage to Toucans and were 24-15 up and had increased this lead to 35-22 going into the final period.

Toucans had to be content with a point from their 29-45 defeat at the hands of the Flamingos.

Newcomers the Weather Girls found themselves up against CMC Birds and by quarter time were comfortably 13-1 in front. With Becky Macey doing well at centre, they were 21-2 up at half way. Jenny Robinson injected some more steel into the Birds' game for the last two quarters, but the damage had been done and the Met Office side won their opening game 33-8 .

JD Tyres were up against Tip Top Trees Acorns. Acorns opened up a 17-7 lead by half way. With Lydia Fanzo playing well for the Acorns, they continued to outscore the Tyres, despite good play from Tanya Broom at centre. Going into the final quarter the Acorns led 27-10 and finished winners by 37-17.


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