Weather Girls forecast win
PUBLISHED: 12:47 30 November 2010
Division One: Uplowman 14, Weather Girls 24; Wasps 51, Visions 22.
Wasps met Visions for the second time this season – needing to beat then again to keep in touch with Keeley’s Angels and Flamingos at the top of the table.
It was a good start from Wasps with everyone working hard to gain a 13-6 lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter saw Wasps once again outscore Visions by two to one to lead 26-13 at the half way stage. With Jeanette Dale playing well at WD the Wasps were 39-17 to the good at the start of the final period. Wasps continued to dominate and although Pam Taylor tried hard in attack for Visions they did not do enough to gain a point with Wasps triumphant at 51-22.
The other game was a bottom of the table tussle between Uplowman and the Weather Girls and was a much lower scoring affair.
When they met in the second week of the season the honours went to Uplowman, but this time it was the Weather Girls who triumphed, and their 24-14 win saw them switch places with Uplowman who dropped to the foot of the table.
The first quarter had been even at 4-4, before the Weather Girls opened up a four goal lead that they held on to during an even third period.
They started the final session 15-11 in front.
They controlled the final quarter when Rebecca Green switched to centre and ended the game winners by 24-14 despite some fine defensive play from Jules Heal for Uplowman.
P GD Pts
Flamingos  9 +162 23
Keeley’s Angels  8 +90 21
Wasps  7 +86 18
Visions  8 -56 12
Bo-Peeps  9 -75 10
Weather Girls  8 -96 9
Uplowman  7 -111 7
Division Two: Hi Q 25, Tip Top Trees 16; NAS 40, CMC Birds 8; JD Tyres 21, Lyme Bay 18; Howden’s Hawks 29, Sidmouth Toucans 39.
Game of the night was the top of the table Division Two clash between the two unbeaten sides Hi Q and Tip Top Trees, so something had to give!
In the first two quarters it was Hi Q who took a slight advantage with a single goal advantage in each so that they led 10-8 at half way.
It was a game of the star WAs with Bev Hellyer for Hi Q and Lydia Fanzo for 3Ts both playing very well.
Hi Q once again outscored 3Ts in the third quarter to lead 18-13 going into the final session where once again they came out on top in this close encounter to win by 25-16.
Whilst the fight for top spot was taking place, the third spot game was on with the battle of the birds – Howden Hawks v Sidmouth Toucans.
This was another close game with Hawks 10-8 up at quarter time, and still two goals to the good at half way at 17-15 thanks in part to some great defending by Tara Andrews.
In the third quarter, the Toucans pulled level at 24-24 thanks to their centre Kristy Platt. The Sidmouth side kept up the momentum to end the game winners by 39-29 and change places with Hawks moving up to third – hot on the heels of 3Ts in second place.
The other two games featured the sides in the bottom four and here there was a first win of the season for JD Tyres, leaving defeated Lyme Bay as the only side in either division without a win!
Lyme Bay had started slightly better to lead 4-3, before JD levelled the score at 9-9 then going 17-13 up in the third quarter thanks to good play from Tanya Broom at GA. Although Rachel Edwards at C for Lyme Bay led a mini recovery in the final quarter, it was a long awaited victory for the Tyres at 21-18, a win that saw them lifted from the bottom spot, with CMC Birds dropping in to that position.
CMC Birds had found themselves up against the improving NAS Vehicle Repairs side for whom Emma Griffin at C was in great form. NAS didn’t allow CMC to get in to their stride, despite valiant efforts from Julie Logan. NAS built a commanding 23-5 lead and won by 40-8.
●Regular readers will recall the tragic death of Zoey Spiller of 3Ts just before the start of the season. A CD called Zoey’s Song, recorded by her friends, is now available for £2 at Sweets and Treats and the British Legion in Honiton. The proceeds are being raised for the Devon Air Ambulance. The league hope you will add it to your Christmas list.
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