Team Rowley win keeps pressure on Whalsay in netball top flight
Team Rowley kept up the pressure on Whalsay in the battle for second spot in netball’s first division with a win over Wastside. With Kinetics, Challengers and Unst unable to field teams, full points also went to Whalsay, Supernova and AHS.
Team Rowley 34, Wastside 17
It was a frantic start from both teams, with Rowley being intercepted on their first centre pass, but Wastside could not keep possession and Rowley managed to settle and score the first goal. Rowley’s Fiona Dally (GA) coped well with her change of position and scored an impressive long range shot. Team Rowley’s defence of Maisie Unsworth and Brenda Leask were reading interceptions well and giving the Wastside shooters very few opportunities. The first quarter score was 7-2 to Team Rowley.
The second quarter saw Rowley reduced to six players as centre Karen Mackay was feeling unwell; this seemed to spur Rowley on as they had their most successful quarter. Strong centre court play from Anne Woods and Julie Leask, supported by Maisie Unsworth, and accurate shooting from Dawn Manson (GS) saw Rowley storm to a 22-4 lead at half time.
Mackay returned to the court for the third quarter, and although Rowley still dominated play Wastside seemed like a more composed side. Rowley’s defence was still tight and the Wastside shooters were being forced to take shots from far out. They did manage to convert more goals in this third quarter, but it ended 30-9.
The last quarter saw Wastside intercept and convert Rowley’s centre pass and hold on to their own. Julie Keith (GS) found her shooting confidence in this quarter and Jenny Anderson (C) was feeding accurately in to the Wastside circle. The comeback was too late in the game to put Rowley’s win in danger, but Wastside did fight back to get half points. The final score was 34-17 to Team Rowley.
Players of the match were Anne Woods for her steady play as centre and Jenny Anderson for never giving up and her accurate feeding.
AHS v Unst
AHS were awarded the points as Unst couldn’t field a team.
Challengers v Supernova
Supernova were awarded the points as Challengers couldn’t field a team.
Whalsay v Kinetics
Whalsay were awarded the points as Kinetics couldn’t field a team.
Scalloway Juniors v Da McEwans
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Mishaps 48, Da Hooligans 26
Hooligans had the first centre pass although Mishaps found their rhythm first and pulled ahead. Mishaps centre court players Ann-Marie Goudie (C) and Suzanne Manson (WA) linked well, feeding some good passes into Mishaps shooting duo Leanne Tait (GA) and Marie Manson (GS) whose great and accurate shooting ended the first quarter 12-4 to Mishaps.
Hooligans came back fighting in the second quarter. Their passing was more accurate and they began to play as a team. The two Irvine sisters Karis (C) and Zoe (WA) worked well together up the court and fed some great passes in to their shooters who were being tightly marked by the Mishaps defence. Mishaps had pulled away to a comfortable lead of 22-13 by the half time interval.
The third quarter was very even between the two teams, with both working hard. Hooligan’s shooters Valerie Sales (GA) and Rhea Kay (GS) did very well and managed to get a number of goals in this quarter. But Mishaps were still playing tightly and great accurate passing kept them in the led 32-20.
The Mishaps defence of Iona Holmes (GK) and Megan Keppie (GD) worked very well together the whole game, and thwarted many attacking moves by the county side. Jennifer Manson (WD) for Mishaps also worked very hard in the defending third and helped Mishaps get the ball moving in the right direction. Lara Thomason (C) and Suzanne Manson were linking particularly well with their shooters in the final quarter. Mishaps shooters were on form and pulled further ahead. The final score was 48-26 for the Mishaps.
Players of the match for the Hooligans were the Irvine sisters who worked very well together and for Mishaps it was defender Megan Keppie who stood out.