Netballers start winter term

PUBLISHED: 11:56 22 September 2011

Winter Div One runners up Flamingos

Winter Div One runners up Flamingos

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Honiton netball league resumed with two divisions of six teams – meaning each team will be playing every week. In division one Keeley’s Angels have been re-branded and are now OPG [Original Poster Girls] while Hi Q have joined the first division after promotion. Weather Girls are playing again in division two after their relegation from division one.

Division One: OPG 38, Hi Q 15; Flamingos 44, Bo-Peeps 13; Wasps 45, Uplowman 13.

It was a successful evening for last term’s top three teams as they all recorded convincing victories. OPG were up against newly promoted Hi Q and after a close first quarter that they edged 7-4 they went on to dominate the play, with Tracey Moran in fine form they increased their lead quarter by quarter to finish victors by 38-15, despite some fine play from Emma Truscott for Hi Q.

Flamingos were up against Bo-Peeps, who had avoided relegation on goal difference, and they proved too strong for Peeps. With Sarah Clark in great form at GD the Bo-Peeps attack found it hard going to score and the Flamingos gradually pulled away from the Peeps to lead 21-7 by half way. Christina Oyo worked hard at centre for Bo-Peeps but it was Flamingos who ran out winners by 44-13.

Wasps got off to a strong start against Uplowman and were the highest scorers on the night with Jo Leitch having a great game. Wasps established their dominance early on and led 11-0 at quarter time. Andrea Britten injected some vigour into the Uplowman game but wasps were too strong for them and the game ended with a convincing 45-13 win for Wasps.

Division Two: Weather Girls 20, NAS 15; Tip Top Trees 36, JD Tyres 31; Howden Hawks 41, Sidmouth Toucans 20

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Weather Girls return to division two saw them get off to a winning start against NAS , a result that means they have yet to lose a division two fixture! The game was notable for a fine contest between Jo Robins at GA for the Girls and Sarah Green at GD for NAS. Weather Girls opened with a 2 goal advantage to lead 4-2 at quarter time, and were still 2 goals up at half way before increasing their lead to finish winners by 20-15.

Tip Top Trees and JD Tyres enjoyed a seesaw game where the lead kept changing. It was a game of centres with Lidia Fanzo of 3Ts and Amy Phillips of JD both catching the eye with fine performances. JD led 6-5 at quarter time, before 3Ts moved 18-15 in front at half way. At the start of the final period JD were back in front – at 26-25 before the Trees rallied strongly in the final session to win by 36-31.

Final game of the night saw Howden Hawks playing Sidmouth Toucans. With Nicky Vile in splendid attacking form for the Hawks they raced into a 14-4 lead at quarter time. Although Toucans fought back, thanks to a fine Jo White performance, and were 16-28 adrift going into the final period the Hawks stepped up a gear to record a fine 41-20 win, denying Sidmouth a point by a single goal!


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