Emphatic victories see Team Rowley and Loungers go level at top of netball first division
The week’s netball action saw emphatic wins in the first division for Team Rowley and Loungers, who go level at the top with Kinetics. Mishaps enjoyed a single-point victory over McEwans in division two while in the third division Scallywags defeated Ness.
Kinetics 27, Team Rowley 50
Rowley started the game very strong and fast with some nice passing between mid-court and the attacking circle which resulted in them taking a big lead of 15-4 at the end of the first quarter.
To try and shake up Rowley’s attack, Kinetics made changes to their defence by swapping Andrea Tait to GK and Emma Gray to GD. Gray had a lot of brilliant interceptions resulting in Kinetics taking advantage and scoring more. Both teams worked hard to gain possession. At the end of the second quarter the score was 25-14.
In the third quarter Kinetics brought on Ingrid Nicol at WD who made some timely interceptions. However, Rowley had found their stride with Lisa Morrison demonstrating accurate and amazing shooting. Rowley pulled ahead in this quarter with it finishing 39-20 going into the last quarter.
Kinetics made more changes in the last quarter to try and slow Rowley’s play but Rowley had settled in both defence and attack and finished the game comfortably with a final score of 50-27.
Players of the match were Lisa Morrison for Team Rowley and Emma Gray for Kinetics.
Wastside 17, Loungers 52
Wastside took some time to settle, making some unnecessary mistakes and giving Loungers the opportunity to take an early lead with their orderly team play and accurate finishing, done by the two shooters Inga Woods and Stella Oldbury.
Wastside retaliated by pushing themselves back into the game, getting back into their netball frame of mind. This introduced Loungers to an improved and more challenging game. The efforts made by Wastside paid off as errors were then made by opponents and Wastside managed to increase the score closing the gap.
However, catching up was not easy for Wastside. This meant them edging off from being properly into the sport, so Loungers continued to play effectively, keeping on much pressure. Victoria Duthie and Louise Moar influenced the game with their well-defended efforts and Vicky Henderson and Hazel Uren attacked and played well, linking soundly with their team mates.
Players of the match were Pauline Walterson for Wastside and Inga Woods for Loungers.
McEwans 40, Mishaps 41
No report was submitted.
Scallywags 19, Ness 12
Ness won the first centre pass and were soon feeding the ball in to their shooters despite great defending from Scallywags’ Naomi Johnson and Laura Saunders. The first quarter was very unsettling for both teams and saw many shots on goal being missed by both teams which resulted in it ending 1-1.
The second quarter saw changes being made by both teams. Scallywags saw Anne-Marie Robinson switched to GS and Dana Stewart to GA and this proved to be a good move for the home side with strong passing between Gwen Malcolmson and Andrea Henderson making Ness’ Terri Malcolmson and Gina Scanlan work tirelessly to keep them from scoring.
Centre Megan Smith was proving to be a valuable player for Ness, with accurate passing from their centre court through to their shooters who were also making the Scallywags defence work hard. The second quarter ended 10-5 to Scallywags.
The third quarter saw Ness changing their team and the game continued in the same manner as the previous quarter. Both teams were making use of the whole court which saw fast, accurate passing in this quarter. However, it was Scallywags who finished ahead at 14-7.
With the last quarter under way and everything to play for, both teams looked more settled into the game. Ness were determined to close the scoring and saw great play from Megan Smith into GS Kirstin Sineath and GA Ashley Young, making Scallywags defenders work hard to keep them out. Scallywags were soon in possession of the rebounds to get the play back up into their attacking circle, which saw great passing from Nicola Smith into Anne-Marie Robinson who found the net.
Both teams worked tirelessly in the final quarter and as the final whistle went Scallywags had won by seven points. Players of the match were Gwen Malcolmson for Scallywags and Megan Smith for Ness.
Da Hooligans v Scalloway Juniors
No report was submitted.