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NETBALL: Abbey Meads start season in style
6:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Sport
ABBEY Meads regional squad started their new season with a 48-34 win against a strong Jupiters side from Somerset.
The Abbey squad were finally promoted to the new Regional League 3 in May but started the match nervously.
Abbey struggled and made silly errors allowing the opposition to dominate early on. By half-time Jupiters led by seven.
Abbey head coach Lorraine Bulpitt made several changes at the break which settled the side. Caroline Greenfield and Chrissie Lewis troubled the Jupiters’ defence, who were unable to deal with Lewis' height.
Abbey persevered, defended well and began to take control, as they converted a seven-goal deficit into a six-goal lead at the end of the third quarter.
The hosts maintained control and pulled away in the final period, winning their first RL3 fixture 48-34.
Raychem A are the only other side boasting a perfect record in the top flight courtesy of a comfortable 52-23 win over Lawn A.
It’s early days but Corsham appear to be the team to be in Division Two after another comfortable win, 60-21 over Fairford B.
Ramsbury, Moredon C and Croft B made it two wins out of two to lead the way in Division Three.
Burmah C opened the Division Four campaign with a 52-18 win over Jets A and Raychem E top scored in Division Five, while a tight tussle between Lawn D and Delta C finished 37-35 to the latter.
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