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Newbury Netball League: Hungerford have the extra-edge over David Wilson Homes



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Hungerford Extras recorded a fine 51-26 win over David Wilson Homes in the Premier Division of the Newbury netball league.

Moll Terry began the game in strong form as Hungerford took control of the contest and with help from Courtney Hillier and Josette Pearmine, they never looked back.

Despite David Wilson Homes scoring 11 goals in the third quarter, Hungerford continued scoring and got over the line.

Hungerford cam up against David Wilson Homes
Hungerford cam up against David Wilson Homes

In Division 1, Tadley Witches recorded a 43-32 win over Jets White.

The scores were very close after the first quarter, but Tadley dominated soon after as Kirsten Thirwell helped them to a 35-20 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Jets White battled back through Gracie Matthews and Katie Ritchie, but Tadley used their back line passes well and got the win.

Elsewhere, Newbury 4x4 Centre 2 stormed to a 61-24 victory over Roots Estate Agents.

It was close during the early stages, but Polly Hassell-Collins, Abi Doney and Helen Hedley-Smith ensured Newbury took a grip of the game.

Roots battled hard with some strong play from Karen Hill, but Newbury extended their lead and won comfortably.

Vipers and Caravatti played out a thriller last weekend, with the former winning 35-34.

An interception wants to be made
An interception wants to be made

The two sides could hardly be separated throughout the contest, with Carolyn Horsley setting Caravatti up for attacks and Beth Abinger doing the same for Vipers.

It was, however, Vipers who held their own to win by a single point.

In the other game in Division 1, Eclipse beat Jade Bailey Birds 25-18.

Brilliant defending throughout, by Amanda Irby, coupled with some great rebounds by Linzi Blakey, denied Birds many chances.

Alex Royston and Diane Kennedy continued there impressive shooting, hardly missing a shot, as Eclipse got the win.

In Division 2, Altair Media beat Jets Orange 58-28.

One Jets player has the ball
One Jets player has the ball

After a slow start from both teams, the game opened up and Altair had a 27-12 lead at half-time.

Jets came back into the game in the third quarter, which was down to some great interceptions from Kiki Moseley through the centre court.

However, Abi Agar helped her team with attacks and they further extended their advantage to secure the win.

In the other game, Hungerford Scarletts beat Acord Managed Serviced 36-29.

Claire Sims worked well with Hannah Dodd to allow Hungerford the advantage and they held a strong lead at the end of the third quarter.

Meghan Taylor helped Acorn back into the game, but they were unable to come from behind as Hungerford held on.

Players fight for possession
Players fight for possession


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