Tight at the top for Honiton netballers

PUBLISHED: 13:01 21 June 2011

With just one week left to go, it is still not clear who will be first division champions

Honiton Netball League report

Division One

Flamingos 29, Visions, 11

Bampton 13, Tip Top Trees, 29

Bo-Peeps 25, Uplowman , 39

With just one week left to go, it is still not clear who will be first division champions, writes Graham Ingram.

Wasps can only wait for the outcome of next week’s game between the second and third place sides – Angels and Flamingos – and it could all yet come down to goal difference!

Flamingos were up against Visions and started the stronger and from there continued to dominate the game to win by 29-11, leaving Visions without a point, needing to beat Angels next week to stand a chance of the title. Rachel Burrows was the Flamingos’ star, whilst Jackie Ditchburn had a good game for Visions in their last game.

The two sides at the bottom of the table – Bampton and Tip Top Trees, were in action with both looking for their first victory of the season. Both needed a win to help avoid relegation.

With Danni Wakeley in good form at GA it was Trees who started the stronger and by half way, they were 15-9 ahead. With Deb Blakes playing well for Bampton, it looked as though they could be in with a chance of at least a point going into the final period at 12-22 behind. In the final quarter it was 3Ts who stepped up a notch to finish winners by 29-13.

The Trees had done what they could but needed Bo-Peeps to beat Uplowman to stand a chance of avoiding the drop.

Although Faye Webb did well for the Peeps, it was Uplowman who triumphed, thanks to some good play from Julie Heal in their 39-25 victory. This result confirmed both Uplowman and the Peeps as safe for another season in the top flight.

Division Two

NAS 20, Howden’s Hawks 33

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