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NETBALL: New division but same old Abbey
6:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
NEWLY-PROMOTED Abbey Meads were the only local winners in Regional League action at the weekend - and they secured victory in fine style.
Last season’s Swindon & District League champions have adapted well to the higher level, hammering Penryn 70-23.
Regional League Three rivals Lawn B suffered a 61-30 defeat to early pacesetters Trident.
In Regional League Two, Pinehurst narrowly lost out, 47-45, at the hands of Almondsbury, and in the top flight Lawn A slipped to a 51-30 defeat against Galmington.
Back in the District League, Nationwide A are out in front after three games following a 61-35 win against Pinehurst A.
Raychem A also boast a perfect record after beating Abbey A 52-26.
Coachless Delta Reds are also unbeaten in the top flight as all three of the club’s S&D sides celebrated victory at the weekend.
Delta’s A team cruised to a 59-35 win over Nationwide B.
Delta B came back from 10 goals down in the first quarter to beat defeat Abbey Meads B 44- 40.
And Delta’s third string won 39-15 against Fairford D in Division Five.
Elsewhere, Abbey Meads C got off to a great start against Lawn C, ending the first quarter 12-4 up.
Lawn made some key changes at half time and took advantage of Abbey’s dip in focus to come back fighting in the last quarter, and even ran ahead.
Abbey dug deep but could only claw back a 37-37 draw with Maria Hawkins taking player-of-the-match plaudits.
Abbey Meads D produced arguably the performance of the weekend to trounce Burmah 63-7.
Abbey had a good amount of possession and secured some great interceptions all the way up the court. Natalie Cole received the player-of-the-match nod, doing plenty of damage from GA.
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