KIWIS remain neck and neck with Kinetics at the top of netball’s division one after a convincing win over Supernova, while in the other top tier clash Loungers came out on top against AHS. Mishaps defeated Unst in the second divison while Scalloway Juniors and Scallywags both picked up victories in division three.
Kiwis 57, Supernova 20
The game started evenly with both teams holding their centre passes throughout the quarter.
Few mistakes were made by both sets of attacking players, which meant there was little opportunity for either team to gain an advantage, and the quarter ended with the Kiwis slightly in the lead at 9-8.
The second quarter saw the Kiwis begin to find their feet and some excellent interceptions in their defence gave them the chance to convert these into goals. Excellent linking play between Karen Mackay, Anne Woods and the Kiwis shooting duo of Marie Clark and Dawn Manson allowed them to gain control of the match.
Kiwis started the third quarter as they had finished the second with some great linking play throughout the team from defence to attack. Liz Haining of Supernova showed that she was not about to give up with some gutsy and determined play, but it was not enough to stop the Kiwis pulling further ahead.
Supernova never gave up but unfortunately it was not enough to make an impact on the Kiwis’ convincing lead as they continued to pull away.
Players of the match were Brenda Leask and Dawn Manson for Kiwis and Liz Haining for Supernova.
Loungers 34, AHS 18
The first quarter was evenly matched with play going from end to end. The defence worked really hard at both ends resulting in a low scoring quarter of 6-3 to Loungers. Loungers seemed to settle after that and took control with shooters Stella Oldbury and Claire Young hardly missing a shot. AHS were not deterred with Christine Jamieson and Andrea Strachan working hard in the attacking end, forcing the Loungers defence of Louise Moar and Jennifer Thomson to work hard with great support from Diane Thomson on the edge of the circle. The half-time score was 17-7 to Loungers.
The third quarter saw some great centre court play with Vicki Henderson and Hazel Uren linking well to feed into the shooters. Sophie May Leyland, Inga Woods and Sasha Woods remained determined throughout but Loungers slowly increased their lead to 23-10.
The last quarter saw the fight in the AHS come out with great team play. Some great interceptions from Emma Leask were well worked up court by the team to be slotted home by Christine Jamieson and Ava Sim.
Players of the match were Jennifer Thomson for Loungers while Ava Sim stood out for AHS.
Unst 22, Mishaps 25
This was a close game with some good but sometimes frantic netball. The Mishaps started well with great passing through the mid-court and accurate shooting from Marie Manson (GS) to take an early lead at 6-3. The Unst team came out in the second quarter with determination and fought back with some hard work in the shooting circle by Linda Thomson (GA) and Alana Johnson (GS), to get the score back to 12-11 to the Mishaps.
The third quarter saw the Mishaps defence move up a gear with some great marking from Elaine Jamieson (GD) and Marie Moar (GK) making it hard for the Unst team to play the ball into the circle. The Mishaps extended their lead to 20-14.
The final quarter was played at a fast pace, with some fluid play from Unst’s Alice Mullay (C) and Jane Macaulay (WD). It seemed like the comeback may be on as Unst pulled it back to within one goal. But it wasn’t to be as the Mishaps shooters continued to find the net.
Scalloway Juniors 23, Mavericks 17
Both teams looked strong from the start with good strong passes and good defending and Scalloway Juniors led 6-4 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter Scalloway Juniors continued their lead with confident shooting from Julie Brown and Cheryl Goodlad and strong defending. Mavericks continued to fight back with accurate shooting from Chloe Miller and a lot of interceptions. Scalloway led 13-7 at half time.
In the third quarter Mavericks had very good mid-court work with great movement from Hazel Aitken and the wings but Scalloway Juniors held on to their lead at 20-12.
In the fourth quarter great defending from Scalloway Juniors meant that their defenders got many interceptions.
Players of the match were Kirsty Duerden for Scalloway Juniors and Amanda Gray for Mavericks.
Burra 20, Scallywags 27
Scallywags were the first to settle, playing an excellent quarter with accurate passing and shooting from Cindi Pottinger (GS) to lead 8-2.
Burra made changes in the second quarter with Heather Henry playing in defence. They found their game and worked hard to close the gap and the quarter ended 12-10 to Scallywags.
In the second half both teams worked hard for the win, but Burra made some mistakes in their passing and Scallywags quickly took control to pull ahead at 22-15.
In the final quarter Burra worked hard to get the goals they needed but Scallywags defence of Pauline Ratter and Laura Saunders was too strong.
Player of the match for Burra was Heather Henry, while for Scallywags it was awarded to Cindi Pottinger for her excellent play as GS.