Watch our first highlights video from last weekend’s Swindon & District Netball League action.
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Swindon & District Netball League round-up
Delta Reds B vs Nationwide D (Division Five)
Player of the Match: Jade Bennett (GD)
This was a match of contrasting halves with Nationwide taking control of the first half as they took a nine goal lead into half-time. Delta made some changes at half-time and they paid off in the third quarter as they fought back to get within three goals. Despite three of Delta’s players having played a full game earlier in the day, including player of the match Jade Bennett, their stamina lasted to the final whistle. Fine shooting from Delta and sheer gutsiness from the entire team saw them level the score before they nicked victory by a single goal.
Royal Wootton Bassett A v Lawn D (Division Three)
Players of the match: Charly Giles (Bassett) Freya Williams (Lawn)
Royal Wootton Bassett A ended the first quarter two goals down but worked hard throughout the court and make every goal count. In what proved to be a fast-paced game, Bassett’s experience eventually paid off. Charly Giles was player of the match for Bassett as they finished 45-28 winners.
Royal Wootton Bassett B v Purton (Division Four)
Player of the match: Jess Smith
Royal Wootton Bassett B faced Purton in windy conditions. Purton took the lead in the second half but Bassett dug deep and went on to win 32-29. Jess Smith was named player oft he match for her efforts in goal defence.
Royal Wootton Bassett C v Abbeymeads B (Division Four)
Player of the match: Poppy Beard.
Royal Wootton Bassett took on Abbeymeads B in wet conditions and were level after the first quarter. Abbeymeads though took the lead from the second quarter and went on to win the match 27-20. Poppy Beard was named player of the match for Bassett.
Lawn A v Nationwide A (Division One)
Player of the match: Hannah Simpson.
Lawn A took on Nationwide A in Division One and produced a dominant performance. Scoring from start after turning over the first centre pass, Lawn continued to make interceptions throughout the game. Lawn’s strong defensive team play allowed them to quickly feed their attackers and earn a 51-26.
Lawn B v Burmah A (Division One)
Score: 25 -38
Player of the match: Florrie Green
Lawn B faced Burmah A in tough weather conditions and, after a quiet first quarter, Burmah lead by three goals. Lawn kept playing hard but were unable to catch Burmah who ended up winning 38-25.
Lawn C v Raychem D (Division Two)
Score: 43 – 32
Player of the match: Lauren Twine WA
Lawn C took an early lead against Raychem D and never look back. Raychem pushed hard to win the final quarter but unfortunately it was a little too late as Lawn went on to claim victory.
Lawn E v Fairford C (Division Five)
Player of the match: Layla Young
Lawn E produced a solid performance against Fairford C with some great mid court play on display. Lawn pulled away from the first whistle, using the turnovers wiser to convert into goals and a convincing victory.
Pinehurst Regional 2 v Plymouth Pilgrims
Player of the match: Ellie Swatridge
Following a 6.30am start and long journey to Plymouth Pilgrims, there may have been concern this would affect Pinehurst’s game but this was not the case. Pinehurst had a smashing game against Plymouth Pilgrims. The game was tough but Pinehurst managed to pull off a superb victory thanks to their second half performance and won the match 53-45. Ellie Swatridge of Pinehurst was named player of the match by the opposing team.
Pinehurst A v Croft A (Division One)
Player of the match: Rachel Worthington
Croft A started the match well and took an early lead after breaking down areas of Pinehurst play with fantastic shooting from the Croft circle. Pinehurst meanwhile we hampered by an injury to goal attack Michaela Tuck. Despite this, Pinehurst managed to stay with Croft and only trailed by a few goals heading into the fourth quarter. An incredibly exciting 15 minutes with mid-court and defensive turnovers from Pinehurst saw them bounce back from six goals down to win the match by two. Pinehurst goal keep Rachel Worthington was named Players’ Player of the Match by her team for her outstanding performance in the game.
Pinehurst B v Croft B (Division Two)
Player of the match: Lauren Matthew-Davis
Pinehurst B took on Croft B and it was the latter who took an early substantial lead thanks to great shooting from their goal shoot and goal attack and tight marking from their defence. However, this didn’t break Pinehurst’s team spirit and they bounced back thanks to some fantastic interceptions and tighter marking which enabled them to capitalise on some unforced Croft errors. Having closed the gap going into the third quarter, Pinehurst’s attacking play was excellent, particularly Pinehurst’s goal attack who was well supported by her goal shoot on any rebounds and goals. Pinehurst pulled away in the final quarter with the whole team working hard as they clinched a narrow victory. Lauren Matthew-Davis was awarded player of the match due to her fantastic shooting and play throughout the game.
Pinehurst C v Moredon C (Division Five)
Player of the match: Chloe Cuss
Pinehurst C and Moredon C went into this match unbeaten so it was no surprise that this proved to be a close match. Both teams started the game well and the score was close throughout. Moredon did well to frustrate Pinehurst’s shooters and forcing them to take shots from out wide. However, Pinehurst adapted well with their centre and wing attack working hard to create goalscoring chances. At the other end of the court, Pinehurst’s defence applied pressure to Moredon’s shooters and made some fantastic interceptions. However, at half time, Pinehurst lost their wing attack to injury and due to the seriousness of the incident, play was stopped for some time and the teams had to move to another court. The delay seemed to disrupt Pinehurst and following a couple of unforced errors coupled with some great shooting, Moredon secured a narrow victory. Chloe Cuss was again named Pinehurst’s player of the match for the second week running.