Wallis shines as EBG beat Replay

PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:57 10 June 2010

NETBALL THE match between EBG and Replay produced some fine netball from both sides before EBG ran out 45-26 winners, writes Louise Passmore.

NETBALLTHE match between EBG and Replay produced some fine netball from both sides before EBG ran out 45-26 winners, writes Louise Passmore.Despite winning the toss and having the opening centre, EBG conceded first and Replay held the lead to the close of the first quarter, trooping off with an 11-8 lead.Some tactical tweaking by EBG paid dividends during the 2nd quarter for them to reach half way with a 19-16 advantage.The most exciting quarter of the contest was the third as EBG shooters Sarah Northcott and Clare Hodge, with accurate shooting, carried their side to a 31-19 lead.The Replays defence of Jill Hillman and Becky Green, worked tirelessly, but it was EBG who closed the game out, winning 45-26.The players of the match were EBG goal defence, Katie Wallis and the Replay goal defence Becky Green.Comets then met, and defeated Revels 51-21 with a powerful display.With a six goal lead to begin the second quarter Comets found their rythm, although defenders Tracey Harris and Karen Squires, for Revels, didn't make it easy for them. Alexis Heal, playing centre in place of the absent Gill Hall, linked the attacking play together and she was later in the game to play a crucial part in the winning score.The centre court play of Jackie Cox, Anna Hawes and Linda Wakely for Revels worked very well and supplied shooters, Kirsty Shepherd and Sue Myers, with excellent scoring opportunities. With the luxury of 8 players, Comets were able to bring on substitute Yvonne Sparkes in the third quarter strengthening the defence and Comets led by 15 goals to start the final quarter, going on to eventually win by 30 goals.


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