Netball: All tied up after Cargo side deliver hard fought victory
WILLY'S Pub & Brewery sealed a corking win while league rivals Bring Cargo delivered a timely victory to ensure that both sides remain neck-and-neck in the Grimsby & District Senior Netball Summer League.
Bring secured their fourth win of the season with a 24-11 win over Wright & Gray International in division one.
Eighth-placed Willy's Pub & Brewery came out as victors in a tight game with Beetenson & Gibbon, taking the points with a score of 31-26.
The results mean that only goal difference separates the two sides who are both tied on 23 points.
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Willy's edged ahead during the first half of what was a closely contested game to lead 11-10 at the break.
While came out firing in the second period, B&G were not to be deterred, and they played steadily using the width of the court and defending players to regularly get the ball to goal attack (GA) Ellen Fish and goal shooter Sarah Lister (GS), who, on most occasions netted the ball.
However Willy's were in ruthless mood and capitalised on any missed opportunities with GA Rachel Jones and GS Julia Pell, gladly scoring for their side.
In the end, it was a tough defeat for B&G who have played well so far this season but have not got the wins their play has deserved.
Willy's have suffered from some inconsistent performances this season, but kept their heads in this game to fend off pressure from B&G and take the points.
Meanwhile, in the other match, some excellent long range shooting, coupled with patience and persistence ensured that Bring came out on top in their clash with Wright & Gray International.
Their fluid movement around the court enabled both shooters (GS) Tracy Barford and GA Louise Wallis to maximise their scoring opportunities and help Bring to a useful 24 -11 victory.
S Grantham Electrical maintained came out on top after an eagerly contested tie with Louth Tennis & Sports Centre B.
There was little to choose between the two teams in the first half, as both sides fought hard for the ball and tried to capitalise on any errors.
Louth's goal defence Jo Tenby had a good eye on the ball and intercepted numerous passes to Grantham's shooting pair.
The second half saw Grantham's shooter Sarah Gabitas, who normally defends, get into a rhythm and, despite the unfamiliarity of this position, she gained in confidence and helped her side to pull away from Louth.
At the other end, Louth's shooting pair (GS) Charlotte Postle and (GA) Gill Brewster worked well together, but Grantham's (GD) Katie Swan and GK Chris Scott, were quick to gather in any rebounds, sending their centre players; Danielle Horsfall, Becky Robertshaw and Kirsty Emerson, up the court to help achieve the victory 17-13.
Catch up on more match reports from the Summer League on the Grimsby Telegraph website - www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/sport.