This week’s North Devon Netball League round-up
North Devon’s netballers braved the rain and hail to complete their next round of fixtures on Monday night, as Frank Heard Heffers earned their first victory in division one by defeating Carol Anne Trolls.
Sharon Curtis lead Heffers to a ten goal lead at half time. Trolls made changes and kept up with Heffers in the second half but could not close the gap despite Beth Miles’ efforts in the mid-court.
In division two, Bude Stars confirmed their title intentions by defeating Titans Voyager 32-23. They struggled in the first quarter going 3-7 down but then the attack started to link well and find the space to provide opportunities for the shooters to come back on terms. Laura Champ made a difference at wing defence reading the game and dictating the play as Bude pulled clear.
Reeds Silverside fought hard yet again but could not quite keep up the pressure for the full sixty minutes. Mandy Nicholas was as reliable as ever at goal shooter and Steph Batstone broke down the opposition’s attack on numerous occasions. Unfortunately Instant Images Embroidery maintained their high level with Tamara Colwill shooting accurately to take the points.
Venners Bakery Misfits and Carol Anne Golds could not be separated in division three in a well contested match.
Golds took the early initiative with great movement by Claire Dyer but Misfits’ accuracy improved and Jess Allin’s superb rebounding kept them in the match and ensured a draw.
Georgeham Rocks and North Devon Homes battled throughout their match. North Devon Homes just had the upper hand after half time and pulled away in the final quarter.
Chivenor Netters continued to strive for the title, beating Carol Anne Topaz. Chivenor were quick out of the blocks with intelligent play by Danielle Taylor. Despite the deficit Topaz would not give in and tied the second quarter. Chivenor extended their lead in the third but accurate shooting from Lindsey Napier ensured a competitive quarter.
In division four, Maddy New was once again outstanding for Langtree Re-Unites Raiders as they secured another convincing victory.
Gater Girls played well for three quarters, but let Venners Bakery Pythons get away from them in the first quarter.