Big wins for free-scoring Apollo and Diamonds in North Devon Netball League
12:26 22 January 2014
Teams show why they top division one by netting in excess of 60 each
Titans Apollo and Carol Anne Diamonds both demonstrated their superior skills in the North Devon Netball League – both netting more than 60 goals en route to big wins this week.
Apollo dispatched of Frank Heard’s Heffers 68-15, while Diamonds were far too strong for Pat Williams Girls.
Carol Anne Sapphires faced club rivals Trolls and took the points winning 45-28. Trolls have struggled for players this season, trying different combinations with Kate Bulled and Lisa Lark moving into the shooting circle and new recruit Vicky O’Connor making a difference.
Sapphires took the early lead but Trolls fought back and maintained the same difference for the middle thirty minutes. Sapphires stepped up a gear with great defence by Vicky Brooks and Rebbekkah Hoskin and accurate shooting from Laura Manley to extend their lead to the final whistle.
In division two, Millie White led Titans Pluto to victory over Carol Anne Emeralds. The match was close initially but White started to dominate in the attacking circle and enabled Pluto to pull away. Ellie Bracher was superb in defence for Carol Anne Emeralds and made Pluto work for the points.
Langtree Re-Unites Reckers moved back up the table in division three after regaining their form against Georgeham Rocks.
They started strongly with Elsa Thorne scoring freely and never looked back. Gemma Adams worked hard throughout the match for Georgeham but Langtree interrupted the play in the mid-court to gain possession and convert their goals.
Maxine White once again found the net in division four as North Devon Homes Stars just edged out Venners Bakery Jumping Japs.
Stars took the early lead but Katie Hevingham broke down their play to bring Japs back into the game. Maxine White held her nerve and shot important goals in the final minutes to secure a one-goal win.
Titans Apollo 68 (Louise Lathwell), Frank Heard’s Heffers 15 (Jo Johnstone),
Carol Anne Diamonds 62 (Morgan New), Pat Williams Girls 11 (Jodie Wrey),
Carol Anne Sapphires 45 (), Carol Anne Trolls 28 (Vicky O’Connor).
Titans Pluto 49 (Millie White), Carol Anne Emeralds 36 (Ellie Bracher),
Venners Bakery Anacondas 29 (Lizzie Nicholas), Instant Images Embroidery 19 (Stella Littlejohns).
Langtree Re-Unites Reckers 47 (Elsa Thorne), Georgeham Rocks 13 (Gemma Adams),
Carol Anne Quartz 32 (Georgia Deeks & Lily Dekker), Carol Anne Topaz 32 (Lindsey Napier),
Coodes Cougars 51 (Alison Olde), Bude Satellites 27 (Debbie Squirrel),
Chivenor Netters 38 (Jan Willis), North Devon Homes 23 (Claire Fallow).
North Devon Homes Stars 36 (Maxine White), Venners Bakery Jumping Japs 35 (Katie Hevingham),
Hartland Harriers 34 (Josie Tape), Carol Anne Amethysts 24 (Jas Smale).