Weather Girls bounce back
PUBLISHED: 19:19 15 February 2012
After a week of lost fixtures due to bad weather the netball fixtures resumed at Honiton.
Uplowman 34, Bo-Peeps 29
OPG 27, Wasps 43
With Flamingos not playing, OPG had a chance to clinch second place when they came up against Wasps, but it was not to be, writes Graham Ingram.
Wasps beat OPG for the second time this season to leave the second place in the division wide open and dependent upon the last game for each side.
OPG had started stronger, taking the first quarter by 8-6, but, with Jacqui Rice shooting well for Wasps, they had much the better of the second and third periods so that, going into the final session, they had a 33-20 lead.
With Helen Wright doing well for OPG, the final quarter was closer but Wasps clinched the victory with a 43-27 win.
The other game was a close run affair between Uplowman and Bo-Peeps. This was their third meeting and, in the previous two encounters, the honours had been shared. This time, Uplowman led from the start with Andrea Britten playing well. By half way the Peeps were 13-18 down and, although Poppy Williams worked hard for Bo-Peeps, it was Uplowman who took the points with a close 34-29 win.
Weather Girls 23, Tip Top Trees 19
JD Tyres 15, NAS 26
In division two, Weather Girls bounced back from their shock defeat last time out when they came up against second placed Tip Top Trees and made it three wins against them with their 23-19 victory.
3Ts had taken the first quarter by 6-4 but, at half way, the Girls were 11-9 ahead. The third period was goal for goal so that, at the start of the final session, the Weather Girls still had a two goal lead over 3Ts at 17-15. With Maria Dorothy playing well, the Girls built on this lead to win by 23-19, despite excellent play from the elegant Harriet Eaton at GD for Tip Top Trees.
NAS started the evening as the only team in the second flight without a win, and they were up against JD Tyres. With Sarah Green in fine form for NAS in defence, they took an early 7-3 lead, one that they built on throughout the game. Although Tanya Broom worked hard for JD, they could not get back into the game and so NAS picked up their first win of the campaign with a comfortable 26-15 victory.