Jarrald was pick of the Pixies
With your reporter having been away on holiday there is some catching up to do with reports – so here are two weeks of fixtures. Unfortunately for Flamingos and Tip Top Trees the lights were not working properly and so their game in week three had to be postponed and will be played later in the season.
Uplowman 37, Met Office Weather Girls 29
Flamingos 28, OPG 23
Signs South West 43, Tip Top Trees 18
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OPG 46, Met Office Weather Girls 18
Uplowman 32, Signs South West 19
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Flamingos remain the only division one side with a 100 per cent record thanks to their win by 28-23 over their rivals OPG. It was a close fought game with Sarah Clark doing well for Flamingos and Hannah Lee the OPG star. OPG bounced back from this setback when they beat the Weather Girls by 46-18, with this win moving them to the top of the table on goal difference. Harriet Eaton was their top player whilst Jill Heal was the Met Office player to watch.
Signs South West have made a good start to the season and after three games are in second place. They had a convincing win over 3Ts, for whom Hayley Spiller played well. With a 43-18 goal win. This was largely due to fine shooting from Michaela Sydenham.
Unfortunately for SSW, they then met a resurgent Uplowman who were fresh from their victory over the Weather Girls by 37-29. Liz Henningford had played well for the Met Office but Julie Heal had performed well for Uplowman. Against Signs South West Viv Grant was back in great form and guided Uplowman to a 32-19 win that put them level on points with OPG and SSW. Debbie Wheeler worked hard for SSW but they could not match Uplowman.
Pixies 38, Water Babes 4
Hi Q 58, Howden Hawks 19
JD Tyres * 37, Otter Valley Dairy 11
Hi Q 41, Otter Valley Dairy 6
Sidmouth Toucans40, Water Babes 3
Howden Hawks15, Pixies 31
In the second tier the division is being dominated by Hi Q and Pixies in the first three weeks. Hi Q have been in high scoring form and against Howden Hawks they ran out winners by 58-19, thanks to some great play from Kerri Callon. Meg Falkner worked hard for Hawks but they just could not get level with Hi Q.
Hi Q then met newcomers Otter Valley Dairy and dominated the game to win by 41-6, with Bev Parris catching the eye. OVD are working hard and Pippa Wright was the pick of the side. Second placed Pixies also had a good win over Hawks, for whom Falkner was once again the star, with Howden just failing to get a point from their 15-31 defeat. Ashilah Jarrald was the pick of the Pixies, who the week before had dominated new side Water Babes 38-4 in the Babes’ first game in the league.
JD Tyres had forfeited their first game when they failed to field a side but the second week saw them against Otter Valley Dairy.
With the lively Louise Newton proving difficult for the OVD defence to handle JD recorded a 37-11 win. Charlotte Daley turned in a fine game for OVD.
Water Babes’ second match was also difficult for them when they met a strong Sidmouth Toucans side.
With Helen Terry in majestic form for the Toucans they ran out winners by 40-3, with Sam Clarke playing well for the Babes.