Hots up for Flames at top of netball league

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 23:18 15 June 2010

Things got a bit darker for Flamingos A - all due to a narrow win for Conway Visions.

Division One: Keeley's Angels 56, ADP 10; Uplowman 65, Sidmouth Toucans 19; Flamingos A 16, Conway Visions 18; Nu-Heat Flames 47, Tip Top Trees Oaks 13.Things got a bit darker for Flamingos A - all due to a narrow win for Conway Visions, who saw their title hopes - slim as they are - improve. The game was characterised by strong defence from both teams, but Poppy Williams at WA for Flamingos caught the eye, whilst Gill Hall at centre for Visions was their star. Visions started better and led 5-3 at quarter time. This proved to be the deciding quarter as both teams then went goal-for-goal during a low scoring match, with Flamingos gaining a point from their 16-18 defeat. Both Keeley's Angels and Nu-Heat Flames took full advantage in their games and closed in on Flamingos with games in hand. Angels met bottom-placed ADP and dominated the game from the start. With Karen Hodgin in fine defensive form, the ADP attack found the going tough. Although Amy Phillips worked hard at centre, the Angels were too strong and finished winners by 56-10. Nu-Heat Flames also recorded a big win when they met Tip Top Trees Oaks. Katie McManus at centre for Flames got the team going from the off so that, by half way, they were 25-7 in front. Although Oaks worked hard, with Jo Scott doing well, they could not get back in the game and finished on the wrong end of the 47-13 scoreline. Final game of the night saw Uplowman matched against Sidmouth Toucans, for whom Hazel Swain had a good game. The first period was close and Uplowman just edged it 9-6. In the second quarter they began to get on top and, with Liz Hayward in great form, they moved 28-9 in front by half way before finishing winners by 65-19.TeamPGDPtsFlamingos A [1]18+35148Keeley's Angels [2]17+38445Nu-Heat Flames [3]15+39941Conway 'Visions [4]15+18137Uplowman [5]16+327Tip T Trees Oaks [6]18-28521Sid Toucans [7]18-4828ADP [8]19-5735** 3 points deducted for not fulfiling fixtureDivision Two: St Mary's 18, Tip Top Trees Acorns 28; KPF 45, NAS 12.THERE was change at the top of division two as KPF beat NAS to return to the top spot on goal difference thanks to their comfortable 45-12 victory. With Debbie Wheeler [see pic] having a good game defensively and coming forward to link play well, NAS found it difficult to get into the game, despite some good play from Ruth Williams [see pic] at WA. KPF led from the off being 12-4 up at quarter time and never looking back from that point. The only other second division game of the night saw St Mary's up against Tip Top Trees Acorns, Acorns led from the first quarter at 11-3. The second period was much closer with Acorns moving one goal further in front at 16-7. The third period was even so that, at the start of the final period, it was 21-12 to Trees. The final period was again even but with Acorns holding their lead to win by 28-18. Frankie Heffernan was the Saints star whilst Sarah Rouse was the Acorns player of the night TeamPGDPtsKPF [2]19+43551Complete Meats [1]19+27851Flamingos B [3]19+18546Tip T T Acorns [4]19-4036Bampton [5]17+2328St Mary's [6]19-19925NAS [7]19-21620CMC Birds [8]19-459-11** not fulfiling fixtures - 12 points deduction.

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