Comets edge out Bicton in netball close encounter

09:33 15 May 2014

Netball generic picture

Netball generic picture

Archant

Comets 28, Bicton 27

Comets exacted sweet revenge for an earlier season defeat at the hands of Bicton when they claimed victory in a seriously close encounter, writes Louise Passmore.

Bicton began well, racing into a four goal lead, but Comets rallied and reduced the deficit to one of two goals at the end of the first quarter.

Comets were much sharper at the restart and both sides began to see fewer passes going astray giving the shooters for the respective teams opportunities to convert chances into goals. At the half-way mark just a single score separated the teams.

In the third quarter Bicton’s defence of Sally Eade and Katie Marsh put in strong performances, intercepting any loose balls coming into the circle. However Cara Monaghan and Tracey Abbott, shooting for Comets, gave very little away and rarely missed a shot!

Fourteen-year-old Anya Kilburn, the Bicton goal attack kept a cool head and her movement around the circle and accurate shooting were instrumental in helping her team increase their lead to two goals by three-quarter time.

The final quarter began with a flurry of goals for Comets. Defensive duo Yvonne Sparkes and Rachael Clements intercepted a number of passes going into the Bicton circle and Comets centre court made sure the ball was safely passed to their own shooters.

All this saw Comets edge ahead for the first time in the contest, but Bicton restored parity with just a minute remaining.

Comets scored on the next centre pass to edge ahead again and it was only the final whistle that stopped Bicton from drawing level!

The Players of the Match were Sally Eade for Bicton and Yvonne Sparkes for Comets.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

07:30
Sidmouth sailing - the Scorpion championships. Guy Revill and Jack Rea racing on Day Two.

Over the bank holiday weekend, Sidmouth Sailing Club hosted the Scorpion Southern Area Championships and Round Two of the 2015 Silver Scorpion National Circuit.

Read more
07:28
Cricket

Sidbury entertained Withycombe Rugby Club Dads in what was their fourth outing of the season.

Read more
07:28
Close up view of tennis racket and balls on the clay tennis court

Budleigh Salterton Tennis Club is hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend next month.

Read more
07:27
Exmouth Harriers at the Chagford Two Hills race; (left to right); Anthony Hatchard, Dawn Teed and Hugh Marsden.

Three Exmouth Harriers were on parade for the Chagford Two Hills Race, writes Cathy Newman

Read more
07:27
Exmouth RFC award winners with their trophies

Exmouth RFC held their 2015 Awards Evening to honour the stars of the campaign on and off the Imperial ground turf, writes Jan McCarthy.

Read more
07:27

Playing in Division Four of the Exeter and District Over-60s League, Budleigh Men have made an encouraging start to the season by winning all four matches played to date, writes Paul Griffin.

Read more
07:27

Taking place for the 210th time, the Saturday morning Killerton Park Run had a record number of finishers, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
07:22

With the season now in full swing, Madeira bowlers have had a busy week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
07:22

Budleigh Salterton AFC held a most successful awards evening at their Greenway Lane home, writes SpursTom.

Read more
07:22

Phear Park’s week started with a visit to Axminster and the added challenges of playing on an artificial green with strong winds, writes Sarah Westacott.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder