Klosters make KO progress as Marlins maintain unbeaten run

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk  114172d'13/10/11
Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk 114172d'13/10/11

In the second round of the Knockout Tournament, Klosters took on Wheatcroft Aces at Scarborough Rugby Club.

Wheatcroft started well and kept Klosters goal for goal as it took Klosters a little while to find their feet.

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk  114172g'13/10/11

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk 114172g'13/10/11

Klosters eventually broke a few centres to bring the quarter time score to 7-3 with Klosters.

In the second quarter Rachel Wright and Maria Hopper at WA and GA helped Klosters open a gap and take the lead 14-3 after the first half.

Wheatcroft continued to work hard in the second half with great teamwork between Centre and Wing Attack, however Klosters managed to keep pace and double their score to tale the match 28-5 and move forward into the next round.

In the second match of the Knockout Tournament on Thursday, Division one sides Focus and SNC Barracudas squared up.

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk  114172e'13/10/11

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk 114172e'13/10/11

The match started off close to call as both teams found it hard it hard to find the first goal. Barracudas GA Taylor Shaw finally broke the scoring, quickly followed by some great work and movement by Focus’ Clare Dove and Jane Bickerdike in attack to get Focus on the scoreboard. The first quarter went 6-3 to Focus.

Barracudas worked hard in the second quarter and put pressure on Focus causing a few errors in passing and some tough battles in Barracudas scoring circle. Becky Dennis for Barracudas worked well Taylor Shaw in attack to bring the score to 9-10 to Focus.

The third quarter was high speed and high scoring for both sides some fantastic long passes into the circle by Barracudas centre Joanne Garrity and good overall teamwork from the Focus side, in particular Sharon Agar and Leanne Anderson. The score was 19-17 with Focus going into the final quarter.

The final quarter saw Barracudas tighten up on the marking in defence and push forward in to attack. Focus continued with excellent effort to catch Barracudas however they were unlucky in some passing meaning Barracudas took the match and progressed to the next round with a score of 24-21.

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk  114172a'13/10/11

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk 114172a'13/10/11

Seniors Leeds Arms have had a great start to the division one campaign and were looking to continue their winning streak against SNC Barracudas on Wednesday evening.

Barracudas have also had a good season so far so the match was set to be close to call.

The first quarter saw both teams come off the centre pass fighting for a goal however great defence from Charlotte Machon and Becky Fox for SNC and Seniors respectively meant that the score stayed low and even. The first quarter ended 3 all.

In the second Seniors found an attacking rhythm with great teamwork from the GA and GS and were able to take the lead over Barracudas to end the quarter 8-5 up.

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk  114172b'13/10/11

Netball KO competition'Klosters,blue and white v Wheatcroft Aces'Picture by Neil Silk 114172b'13/10/11

The balance shifted in the third quarter and Barracudas were able to bring the score back to chase Seniors. Taylor Shaw and Becky Dennis were on shooting form to end the quarter 10-11 with Seniors.

In the final quarter Barracudas continued to move well, however Seniors applied pressure and made them work for every pass. Despite some great centre court movement from Seniors Player of the Match Sarah Lavelle, Barracudas clinched the match 18-15.

Player of the Match for Barracudas was Sarah Umpleby who held strong and was key for Barracudas at wing attack.

The 7:30pm match at Scalby on Wednesday saw SNC Teachers take on Newlands in division one.

Both teams were eager for the win and moved their first centres quickly. The scoring was generally well matched in the first, however Teachers broke two of Newlands centres to take the score to 6-4.

The shooting from Teachers helped them strengthen their lead in the second quarter and for the rest of the match, the second quarter ended 11-5 in Teachers favour.

Newlands picked up the pace in the second half and managed to reclaim sone goals, and with good defence from Newlands player of the match GK/GD Rachel Bellerby brought the score to 15-10 with Teachers.

The final quarter threw the strength behind Teachers and the final score was taken to 18-12 with Teachers. Player of the match for Teachers was awarded to Centre Sue Barker, who was consistent and effective throughout the evening.

With a slightly different line-up to previous weeks, LNA Wasps played Trafalgar in Division One.

Traf started well and seemed to panic Wasps by taking a quick lead early in the first quarter.

The centre court was crowded for Wasps thanks to good defensive play by Traf, however towards the end of the first Wasps regained composure to take the score to 6-5 to Wasps.

Good rebounds and shooting from Wasps Lauren Scott and Jenny Simpson helped Wasps extend the lead in the second in spite of some good interceptions by Traf’s GD Lyndsay Yorke. The score went to 14-7 after the second quarter.

The third quarter was more evenly matched between the teams, with Traf marking tighter and winning back possession and Wasps holding strong in defence. Good teamwork between Traf’s WA Natalie Cooper and player of the match Laura Noon at Centre helped the score to 11-20.

The final quarter saw Wasps find their comfort zone with great control from player of the match Lisa Nock at WA in centre court. The match ended strongly for Wasps with the score of 34-13 claiming them victory.

The Sharks match against Piranhas in division two started out at a very fast pace with most of the action being in the centre court as each team lost and won possession countless times without managing to get the ball in thier shooting circle and converting the goals.

At the end of the first quarter the score was 3-1 in Sharks Favour.

Both teams settled in the second quarter and Sharks managed to get the ball in to their shooters and they started to get the goals and managed a six goal lead by half time.

The third quarter was another low scoring one, with

Piranhas scoring only two goals and Sharks scoring only one.

Both teams played thier best netball in the final quarter and they matched each other goal for goal but it was too late for Piranhas, they could not catch up the deficit from the second quarter. The final score was 13-8 to the Sharks.

Owls set the pace in the first quarter of their division two encounter against Rumours and stormed to an 8-3 lead as Rumours’ shooters failed to find their form.

The second quarter was a better one for Rumours as Chris Shepherd at Goal Shooter started to get the ball in the net and started closing the deficit.

Both teams were evenly matched in the third quarter and cancelled each other out goal for goal and going into the final quarter it was fairly even with Owls just having the edge with a 12-10 lead.

Owls stepped up the pace again in the final quarter and excellent defence from thier Goal Keeper Jackie Cartwright saw them extend their lead so at the final whistle Owls secured the win by 16 points to 11.

In the first division three match Autosmart took on Express Coach Repairs. (ECR)

The first quarter was evenly matched between the two teams as both centre courts and attacks worked quickly leaving the quarter time score 5-4 in favour of Autosmart.

Following a change around of positions Autosmart seemed more comfortable in the second quarter with Candy Daley-Smith playing well at WA.

However Coach Repairs continued to shoot well and had some great centre court play from WA Jess Boyes. The score was nine all after the second quarter.

Coach Repairs took control in the third quarter, helped by strong defensive work from ECRs Player of the Match GK Sue Knowles. The third quarter ended 13-10 with ECR.

The final quarter meant Autosmart could find a pace that suited them and managed to pull the score back to level with defence from Autosmart’s Player of the Match GD Faye Firth. However in the final moments ECR scored two quick goals taking the final score to 18-16 and giving ECR the victory.

After a strong start to their first season in division three, SNC Marlins took on Dale Power Solutions at scalby on Tuesday night.

The first quarter started well for Marlins as Goal Shooter Lisa Hiley and Goal Attack Camilla Bisi ended the quarter eight goals to one up.

Dale Power made some good efforts defending and putting pressure on Marlins centre pass, however Marlins kept moving and passing well, strengthening their lead to 15-2.

The third quarter saw Dale Power striving for a comeback with the Goal Shooter making some good shots and with their Goal Defence and eventual Player of the Match for Dale Power Cathy Wood making some good interceptions in the circle. However Marlins went into the final quarter leading 21-6.

Marlins continued to increase their lead in the fourth with some excellent rebounds from Lisa Hiley and continued strong shooting from Marlins Player of the Match Camilla Bisi. The match ended 28-11 with Marlins.

In division three on Tuesday evening, Queen Bees faced up to the team from Sixth Form.

The first half of the match was evenly matched between the two teams as the attack for Bees and the goal defence for Sixth Form battled it out for possession. The half ended 7-8 to Sixth Form.

The second half saw some good centre court movement on the wing from Sixth Forms Player of the Match Fynlay Whitehead and good attacking play from Bees Player of the Match Amanda Winterflood at Centre.

The match ended 19-16 to Bees.