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NETBALL: Abbey Meads take victory despite slow start
6:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
ABBEY Meads survived a shaky start to see off Old Chelts 38-28 in Regional League Three.
Thanks to inspirational performances from Caroline Greenfield at goal shooter and goal attack and Suzi MacDonald at goal defence, Old Chelts struggled to get a foothold in the game.
Going into the final quarter Abbey Meads had a comfortable 12-goal advantage and despite being pegged back slightly, the hosts hung on for victory.
In the same division, Lawn B were beaten 39-26 at Team Bath B, while Pinehurst slipped up 54-37 at Titans in Regional League Two.
In the Swindon & District League, Abbey Meads B beat Nationwide C 41-24.
The game started slowly in the first quarter as Abbey B were finding their feet and ended up with a 7-4 lead.
At the end of the second quarter Abbey they had pulled away to a 21-12 lead and were taking control of the game before goal attack Georgie Turner had to withdraw from the game through injury.
This resulted in goal defence Lissa Commer having to play out of position for the rest of the game but the goals continued to be scored.
Abbey Meads C saw off Ramsbury 37-23. The first quarter ended 12-6 to Abbey as shooting team Katie Halpin and Jennifer Purcell produced the goods.
Although Ramsbury attacked with fast, accurate passing and shooting, Jo Souch, Nicky Gilhespy and Zoe Bagwell defended well to keep Abbey Meads’ noses in front throughout.
Elsewhere, Abbey Meads D lost 35-21 to Pinehurst D, with goal shooter Katie Colbert being named player of the match, while Abbey Meads E were beaten 52-5 by Delta Reds C with Hannah Thraves the stand-out player.
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