Battling Ojo’s cling on to beat EXE Training

Buglers triumph on Premier Division debut
15th April 2019

Division One

OJOS 28

EXE TRAINING 24

OJOS clung on to a 28-24 victory after a close fought battle with Exe Training in Division One of the South & West Dorset League.

From the start, Exe Training’s Beth Skinner (WA) showed spectacular mid-court play, however her shooters were unable to convert to points. OJOs took the opportunity to push ahead, with Lou Gilmour (GA) making a fantastic shot from the edge of the circle to secure her team’s lead.

Tensions rose as only two goals separated the teams in the third quarter, however the experienced calm of OJOs shone through, allowing them to capitalise on opportunities to build a five-goal lead.

Exe Training were able to close the gap slightly but OJOs never wavered in their determination and held on to their hard earned lead to take the win by four goals.

WYKE SMUGGLERS 34

COASTAL CHEESE 26

Wyke Smugglers defeated Coastal Cheese 34-26 in a tight contest.

Coastal Cheese worked well to gain possession but fantastic shooting from Wyke kept them in the lead.

Cheese worked hard through the mid-quarters as GD, Steph Jones and GK, Jemimah Hunter implemented excellent defence to disrupt Wyke’s shooting flow.

Wyke found their rhythm in the third quarter, with WD, Katie Ritsema, finding great space and moving the ball effectively across court.

The final quarter saw some fantastic netball, as Coastal continued to play effective netball but the solid teamwork of Wyke, coupled with consistently accurate shooting from GS, Sofia Voss, steered them to victory.

Premier Division

BELLE CONSTRUCTION 22

GEORGE BAR & GRILL 16

THIS premier clash saw Belle Construction come out 22-16 winners over George Bar & Grill.

Both teams came out fighting with tight defending from Belle combatting superb use of space by George.

Belle found their rhythm to secure a solid four-goal lead.

George came back with renewed energy; GD Nicky Marsh and GK Laura Pearson pit up a dedicated defence in Belle’s D. Belle’s Laura Bucke (GS) and Jess Baker (GA) struggled to find space but took advantage of every scoring opportunity. However, Belle stormed ahead in the third quarter with strong team play, each player reading the game superbly.

George upped their game to slow Belle’s scoring spree, making some tactical changes, but despite this Belle kept up their accurate play and on-court support to claim the win.

Division Two

WJNC 22

DDBI 20

WJNC began their tense 22-20 win over DDBi well, with quick responses around the D, making defending difficult for their opponents.

DDBi, however, used good movement in the centre third to keep possession of the ball. Despite some skilful interceptions from DDBi GD, Kathryn Scott, WJNC GS Libby Davis, displayed great tenacity and accurate shooting to give her team a six-goal lead in the first quarter.

Juniors continued to show their impressive skills with great passing through the court. GK, Amber Hider, made some phenomenal interceptions, allowing Juniors to further increase their lead. DDBi worked hard to match their opponents youthful speed and managed to narrow the gap to five goals by the end of the third period.

In the final 15 minutes, DDBi pulled out all the stops, with accurate shooting from GA, Kat DeKretsner helping close the gap further. WJNC continued with excellent defence resulting in some fantastic interceptions, keeping DDBI from being able to score the last few goals and securing the win for this young WJNC team.

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