ALLWAYS REMOVALS 41
ARTIFEX edged a high-scoring Division Two encounter with Allways Removals, taking a 43-41 win.
Artifex made a fantastic start, with well-timed interceptions from Tasha Reed (C).
Allways’ defensive duo, Lorraine Kellaway (GK) and Gilly Woodsford (GD) made great use of rebounds to even out the score, however, Artifex pushed ahead and managed to regain a small lead in the final minutes of the quarter.
Artifex seemed to dominate the mid-court and, despite Allways’ defence limiting scoring opportunities, found themselves with a seven-goal lead. Allways kept fighting, with continuously accurate interceptions to claw back some goals.
Mistakes from Artifex allowed Allways to bring the score back to even. However, Artifex showed why they are top of the division, giving their all to seize the victory and continue their winning streak.
BAY FENCING 22
WYKE SMUGGLERS 46
WYKE stormed to a 46-22 victory over Bay Fencing in Division One.
Wyke took an early lead thanks to decisive play and accurate shooting by GA, Sam Courtice. Bay’s defenders made some brilliant interceptions, but this was not enough to catch up to Wyke.
Bay showed great determination in the final quarter but were no match against Wyke’s formidable play and sharp shooting which secured their victory.
COASTAL CHEESE 24
BUGLARS were too strong for Coastal Cheese in Division One, emerging with a 38-24 triumph.
Both teams started well, with accurate shooting keeping the score close. However, Buglars gained the lead thanks to great communication and passing around the D to give their shooters options.
Coastal upped their defence but struggled to combat Buglars’ strong attack. Buglars’ GS, Emily England, made some excellent shots to secure points for her team. Buglars upped their defence to limit Coastal’s scoring opportunities, but Coastal’s shooters made the most of every ball.
Coastal’s WA, Sian Whitlock, made some excellent feeds into the circle but Coastal were unable to capitalise thanks to rigid defence by Buglars. In the end, Buglars showed their strength with phenomenal play to claim the victory.
BELLE CONSTRUCTION 47
GUNGHO MARKETING 15
BELLE claimed a resounding 47-15 win over Gungho Marketing in the Premier Division.
A fast start to the game saw Belle convert a string of goals to take an early lead.
Gungho soon found their rhythm to pull the score back, helped by the great defensive tactics of GK, Louise Robertson. However, Belle’s experienced play allowed them to reclaim the lead before the end of the quarter.
A half-time tactical change for Gungho saw them come back with renewed energy. Millie Hambleton-White showed off her skill at GA with a flurry of goals to lower Belle’s lead.
As well as their outstanding play, Belle showed a great attitude towards their opponents by encouraging the young Premier Division newcomers, showing why they earned the Denise Camp Award for fair play and good conduct at the recent league presentation evening.
Overall, Belle’s experienced play allowed them to confidently take the lead and emerge triumphant to extend their winning streak and cement their position as top-of-the-league tables.