This week’s North Devon Netball League round-up
CAROL Anne Diamonds are still unbeaten but Titans Apollo battled hard and proved a match for the league leaders.
Victoria Hair was yet again outstanding for Diamonds, making it very difficult for here opponents to get their shots away.
The thrilling 15-15 draw made it 10 games undefeated for Diamonds, who had won nine on the bounce since the start of the summer season.
Carol Anne Sapphires turned the tables on Venners Bakery Vipers with a four-pointer from Laura Manley with less than a minute to go. A great team effort, with Katie May, Becky Willis and Jen Whitley all at the top of their games, gave Sapphires the edge.
In division two, the matches were extremely close with all three of the matches decided by three points or fewer.
Titans Jupiter beat Frank Heard’s Heffers, who went on to defeat Titans Pluto. Pluto then got a win of their own on the board, beating Jupiter.
Bude Stars remain on course in division three after convincing victories over Pat Williams Girls and Chivenor Netters, while Dani Taylor-Acid led Chivenor Netters to a win over Pat Williams Girls.
Mandy Nicholas was shooting accurately for Reeds Silverside as they won both of their matches in division four, despite the best efforts of Keziah Hoskin for Carol Anne Quartz.
North Devon Homes and Carol Anne Jets continue to dominate in division five, while Georgeham Rocks and Venners Misfits could not be separated.
Joss Allman attempted the long shots yet again and Georgeham’s Molly Maskell and Lou Morris were confident in the mid-court to control the play and give their shooters a number of opportunities.
In division six, Charlotte Worby was influential in defence and Kathryn Jenn found the net easily to help Hartland Harriers to two more victories.
Carol Anne Diamonds 28 (Victoria Hair), Venners Bakery Vipers 12 (Katrina Venner); Titans Neptune 27 (Mel Barnard), Carol Anne Sapphires 16 (Katie May); Carol Anne Sapphires 23 (Katie May), Venners Bakery Vipers 18 (Penny Collis); Titans Neptune 22 (Emma Cork & Michelle Sampson), Venners Bakery Cobras 16 (Alex McKean); Carol Anne Diamonds 15 (Victoria Hair), Titans Apollo 15 (Clare Aldrich); Titans Apollo 15 (Nicola Hinton), Venners Bakery Cobras 14 (Lizzy Hanner).
Frank Heard’s Heffers 21 (Allie Weller), Titans Pluto 18; Titans Pluto 19 (), Titans Jupiter 18 (Leanna Fay); Titans Jupiter 17 (Janet Woodman), Frank Heard’s Heffers 16 (Corinna White).
Bude Stars 26 (Nicole Worth), Pat Williams Girls 16 (Ali Brown); Bude Stars 25 (Kate Gunning), Chivenor Netters 12 (Dani Taylor-Acid); Chivenor Netters 18 (Dani Taylor-Acid), Pat Williams Girls 15 (Julie Brown).
Venners Bakery Shooting Scones 26 (Brisa Hill), Carol Anne Quartz 17 (Keziah Hoskin); Reeds Silverside 26 (Mandy Nicholas), Venners Bakery Shooting Scones 18 (Joanna Nancekivell); Reeds Silverside 17 (Steph Batstone), Carol Anne Quartz 16 (Keziah).
Venners Bakery Anacondas 24 (Katie Hevingham), Venners Bakery Misfits 11 (Joss Allman); North Devon Homes 20 (Rowan Summers), Georgeham Rocks 14 (Molly Maskell); North Devon Homes 18 (Tracey Hooper), Bude Satellites 14 (Gemma Denham); Carol Anne Jets 16 (Olivia Phillips), Venners Bakery Anacondas 6 (Katie Hevingham); Venners Bakery Misfits 14 (Joss Allman), Georgeham Rocks 14 (Lou Morris); Carol Anne Jets 13 (Olivia Vincent), Bude Satellites 5 (Kirsty Dawe).
Hartland Harriers 19 (Kathryn Jenn), North Devon Homes Stars 7 (Kim Stevenson); Hartland Harriers 19 (Charlotte Worby),Carol Anne Golds 11 (Jess Hayland); Carol Anne Golds 16 (Natalie Cunningham), North Devon Homes Stars 6 (Demi Chubb).