One team still unbeaten in Honiton league
PUBLISHED: 15:42 12 October 2011
OPG 25, Wasps 28
Flamingos 43, Uplowman 22
Bo-Peeps 34, Hi Q 18
after four weeks there is only one team in the top flight with a 100 per cent record, Flamingos – and one team still looking for their first win, Hi Q, writes Graham Ingram.
●Flamingos held onto their unbeaten record when they met Uplowman. They were in control from the start and by half way were 24-9 in front thanks to some great work from Rachel Burrows. In the last two quarters Uplowman began to play better with Viv Grant once again pulling their strings and they did enough to gain a point – just – from their 22-43 defeat.
●League leaders OPG were up against Wasps – and it was Wasps who had the sting in the tail to end OPG’s unbeaten run. With Sasha Williams in fine form for the Wasps they secured a four goal lead at half way by 14-10. With Kirsty Wackley playing well, OPG came right back and going into the final period they were 19-20 down. In this final quarter it was Wasps who came good again to win by 28-25 to go level on points with OPG.
● Bo-Peeps were up against Hi Q, with both sides looking for a first win. Unfortunately for Hi Q they started the game with only five players and by the time they were at full strength the Peeps were 12-2 up. With Poppy Williams playing well at centre Peeps were 18-4 up at half way. Gradually Hi Q got into the game more thanks to good work from Louise Garman and they managed to do enough to secure a point from their game, going down by 18-34.
Weather Girls 32, Howden Hawks 21
Tip Top Trees 34, Sidmouth Toucans 22
JD Tyres 22, NAS 19
●The Weather Girls met Howden Hawks and the game started well for the Hawks as they established a 13-11 half time lead thanks to fine play from Tara Andrews. With Pam Taylor playing well for the Girls, they had good third and final quarters to end the night with a 32-21 win.
●Tip Top Trees stayed in second place thanks to a victory over Sidmouth Toucans who were reduced to six players due to injury in the second quarter. The first quarter was 7-6 to Trees who then moved ahead to win comfortably by 34-22. Hayley spiller played well for Trees whilst Hannah Strong was the Sidmouth star.
●The two sides still without a win – JD Tyres and NAS - met and it was JD who came out on top with Amy Phillips having another fine game. At quarter time JD were 6-2 up and their lead was maintained at half way by 12-8. The third period also belonged to the Tyres as they moved 18-12 in front only for NAS to stage a fight back in the final quarter and reduce the arrears to 19-22, with a fine defensive performance from Sarah Green.
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