This weekend saw the start of Market Harborough Netball League’s 2018 winter season. We welcome two new teams, Knighton and our very own homegrown back to netballers, Siamo Sirens. Any ladies keen to take up netball are welcome to training on a Wednesday evening from 8-9pm at Harborough Leisure Centre.
Lutterworth Robins vs Siamo Sirens
Lutterworth Robins flew into the lead early in the match against the league’s newest team Siamo Sirens. Helped by the dynamic combination of Sarah Pitts through the midcourt to ace shooter Kate Warren. Sirens notable players were Mandy Dargie and shooter Lizzie Buccied. Despite being beaten convincingly, Sirens remained determined throughout and began to make some impact on the Robins in the final quarter. The game finished 68-5 to Robins.
Snowfinders vs Harborough Harriers
Snowfinders came out strong and determined from the outset. They had strength at both ends of the court with superb shooting by Evie Watts coupled a strong defence. Harborough Harriers had to work extremely hard to get the ball into their shooting circle, but once there, shooter Chloe Braham played with skill and determination to narrow the gap. At the final whistle, Snowfinders took the victory, winning every quarter along the way 60-26.
MHBC’s vs Foxton Flyers
Another convincing win of the afternoon, with MHBC’s coming out strong and quickly taking the lead. Flyers remained resilient and started to pick up the momentum in the second quarter, with dynamic play from Jess Wales and Sarah Stoney. However, a strong defence from BC’s Cheryl Smith and Katie Hillaberg kept Flyers at bay, taking BC’s to victory 49-23.
Aircare Lightning vs Foxton Mavericks
Foxton Mavericks took the lead from the first whistle and extended it every quarter. Aircare Lightnings attacker Hannah Forman played brilliantly, working tirelessly to close the gap. While Mavericks centre Sarah Van Nierop and defence Jodie Bellamy played intuitively throughout, taking their team to a 62-19 victory.
Forman Falcons vs Knighton
An exciting game and the highlight of the afternoons play, with Forman’s Falcons taking control and the lead in the first quarter. They remained in the lead, with outstanding play from midcourt court player Stacey Walker. Knighton were positive throughout and refused to let Falcons run away with the game. Molly Blyth and her team closed the gap to a single goal difference in the fourth quarter. At the final whistle, Forman’s took the victory 33-32.
Aircare Thunder vs Turner’s Tornadoes
Aircare Thunder quickly took the lead in the first quarter and continued to extend it from then on in. Notable players were shooters Maddie Cheney and Emma Hadkiss. Turner’s Tornadoes had strength down the court with great play from strong defender Kirsty Bishop and attacker Sophie Chester. They remained determined throughout but despite their best efforts, the gap could not be closed. The game finished with a win to Thunder 28-10.