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A BRILLIANT all-round display from Nikki Barrie steered Jetsetters to a 30-12 win over Hungerford Extra in the Newbury Netball League Division 1.

Jetsetters never looked back after taking a six-goal first-quarter lead, and they stretched their advantage to 15-5 at half-time.

Hungerford player-of-the-match Tally Gale showed versatility across the court as she battled to bring her side back into the game.

But Barrie – Jetsetters’ star player – defended strongly at WD and in her favoured position of WA, good link play helped her side to victory.

Newbury 4x4 Centre 2 cruised to a 26-13 win over Acorn Managed Services.

Newbury 4 x 4 Centre 2 vs Acorn Managed Services
Newbury 4 x 4 Centre 2 vs Acorn Managed Services

Great shooting by Newbury’s GS Maisie Allen and GA Abbie Breach saw them storm into a 7-3 lead.

In the second quarter Acorn worked well, with Katie Gale and Ella Wallace getting the ball down court to shooters Suzannah Stevens and Lizzi Dale.

Polly Hassell-Collins and Helen Hedley-Smith were also on song for Newbury, who were 13-7 ahead at half-time.

Newbury provided some great centre court play in the third quarter, but accurate shooting from Meghan Taylor and Izzi Ryder kept Acorn in the game

Newbury regained their rhythm in the final quarter and added six more goals through Abbie Breach and Hedley-Smith.

Briars led from start to finish with a 27-14 triumph over Altair Media.

Briars vs Altair Media
Briars vs Altair Media

Ellie Vickers of Altair, who is hoping to study maths at Cardiff, did a superb job as GS, even though she insisted she hated that position.

But Briars were 7-3 up after the first quarter and 13-8 ahead at half-time.

They stretched their advantage to 21-13 before cruising to vicory.

Star players were Charlie Kingston for Briars and Jess O’Rourke for Altair.

Newbury Comets may have found the going tough in their first two games in the Newbury League – but they’re making plenty of friends.

After losing their opening game, Comets were outgunned 36-2 by Jade Bailey Birds.

Comets’ Helen Lawson played Centre for the entire game to bring a bit of consistency to the side.

But Birds were in charge from the start, with shooters Sam Fish and Jennie Pinho showing no mercy as their side opened up a 14-1 lead.

Excellent defence from Comets WD Sophie Lee made the going tough for Birds, but GK Katie Burraston and GD Claire Pinfold were also outstanding at the back for JBB.

The score stood at 22-1 at half-time and with Tara Jones taking charge at centre, they extended their lead to 31-2.

Comets continued to play with plenty of spirit, but it was Birds who held on for an emphatic win.

Best players were Abbie Breach for JBB and Rachel Clarklee for Comets.



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