Signs South West stay in Honiton Netball league top four

PUBLISHED: 16:41 04 December 2012

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Once again Honiton Netball fell foul of the weather with two of the games at Honiton being called off at three-quarter time due to wet weather – fortunately for the fixtures secretary this meant that the results stood!

Division One leaders Uplowman were 36-24 winners against Weather Girls with Viv Grant in fine form for Uplowman and Sophie Littlejohn playing well for the Met Office side, writes Graham Ingram.

Signs South West and Tip Top Trees had completed three quarters of their game when the weather put an end to proceedings with SSW in a commanding 38-10 goal lead.

This win kept them in fourth place but just a point behind the top two sides and level on points with Uplowman.

The two top sides, Flamingos and OPG met at Colyton and it proved to be yet another close game between the top sides in the league.

Once again the honours went to Flamingos, who in holding on to their one hundred per cent record defeated OPG for the second time this season.

The first period saw Flamingos edge 7-6 in front, and then increase their lead to 12-10 at half way.

With Trish Warwick in fine form Flamingos moved 21-15 ahead at the start of the final quarter, and although Tracy Moran did well for OPG they could not get back with Flamingos going top thanks to their 28-21 win. This defeat saw OPG drop to third place.

Pixies made it eight wins in nine games when they came up against bottom side Water Babes. With Flic Elliot playing well they led from the start and never looked back, although Brigid Thompson worked hard for the Babes.

The 37-4 win kept the Pixies hot on the heels of Hi Q who lead the table. Hi Q had been in action indoors against Howden Hawks, and they made it nine wins in nine games thanks to some great play from Jo Channing.

Meg Falkner once again was the star for Hawks, but she could do nothing to stem the Hi Q tide. Hi Q led 11-4 at quarter time, 24-6 at half way, 35-11 after three quarters and finished 48-16 winners.

JD Tyres made it six wins from eight Otter Valley Dairy. Like the SSW versus 3Ts game this one was truncated after three-quarters of the match with JD in front by 12-6, and with OVD missing a point by a single goal.

At one stage it looked as though there could be an upset as OVD had moved into a 4 -1 lead, but unfortunately for them it was not to last. This JD victory kept them in third place in the division.


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