Netball Winter League: Awesome Arties end the season unbeaten
BRING Cargo netted the Grimsby & District Senior Netball Winter League Division One title – but lost their unbeaten record in their final game of the season.
Cargo had 16 victories and five draws to their name going into a curtain-closing clash against MRS Protherm at Oasis Academy Wintringham.
Protherm, who finished third, claimed the scalp of inflicting a first defeat on Cargo, winning 23-21.
But Cargo still toasted their title tonic, finishing four points clear of runners-up Louth Tennis & Sports Centre A – who beat Port of Grimsby 31-23 in their final game.
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The division's best defence accolade went to Cargo duo Chrissie Harrison and Vicky Smith. The top shooters in the top flight were Louth pair Holly Arrowsmith and Rachel Allinson.
Division Two winners Arties Playsport did manage the unbeaten feat Cargo missed out on, however.
They finished 16 points clear of runners-up CS Strollers, with a record of 15 wins and seven draws.
Arties shooters' – Karen Bolton, Julie Klug and Julie Svendson – tied with Graham Bridges Signwriting's Tracey Bridges and Lorraine Duncan for most goals scored.
Arties players Angie Hackney, Vickie McGuire and Helen Manship made up the division's best defence.
GSA Environmental also enjoyed an extremely strong season, winning Division Three with only one defeat to their name.
They boasted the division's best defensive record, through Shelley Chapman and Michelle Murray, and the most goals scored, thanks to Sarah Linley and Adrianne Grimley.
Brigg Ladies won Division Four, finishing two points clear of runners-up Louth Netball Club. Louth boasted the best defence – in Pippa Dowse, Kylie Watts, Danielle Gibbs and Steph Fuller – as well as the highest scorers: Jenny Rossi, Sam Young and Lian Harrison.
The Handicap Tournament will be played on March 11-12 and March 18-19, before the final on March 25. The summer season will start on April 15.
ARTIES Playsport finished the season unbeaten by overcoming Wright & Gray International by 21 goals to 13.
Wright took the lead amid a tight first half thanks to some superb long-range shooting by goal shooter (GS) Rebecca Raworth and goal attack (GA) Gill Klug.
Goalkeeper (GK) Jane Wright and goal defence (GD) Narissa Leyland also worked hard at the back.
Play was worked up the court well by Wright wing defence (WD) Ann-Marie Tuplin, centre (C) Amanda French and wing attack (WA) Beth French.
Playsport hit back, however, thanks to some precise court play between Julie Svendsen (WD), Rachel Winfarrah (C) and Vicky Maguire (WA) – and they led 11 goals to nine at the break.
Three successive goals by Playsport in the second half stretched the lead, backed by good defending from Angie Hackney (GK) and Helen Manship (GD).
The link-up play between Julie Klug (GS) and Karen Bolton (GA) improved, with Klug getting herself into better shooting positions and Bolton's confidence at long-range shots also increased.
Blackrow Engineering and DJ Ennis both ended their season with good displays in an enjoyable game.
Blackrow triumphed by 21 goals to 13.
It was a quite low-scoring first half, with Ennis just edging ahead by seven goals to four much to the disappointment of Blackrow – they had numerous shots but they just didn't go through the net.
Both Sophie Gordon (GA) and Jessica Billingham (GS) for Blackrow have a tremendous work ethic and did not give up, though.
Ennis rang the changes at half-time as each player moved into a new position.
This made for an enjoyable half, but the Blackrow players – used to their normal positions – began to take control, and their shooting pair grew in confidence.
Gordon and Billingham netted well as their team finished the campaign with a victory.