Arfon Ladies wiped out the last remaining undefeated record in Division One of the Gwynedd and Anglesey Winter Netball League this season when they beat Menai Mavericks 30-22 on Wednesday night.
There was a lot riding on this encounter after expected title contenders Arfon lost their first match last week. They could not afford back-to-back defeats.
Only a goal separated the pair in each quarter up to half time. Unbeaten Mavericks got off to a good start, going 3-0 up, but Arfon brought back the deficit to 5-6 by end of first quarter.
More of the same emerged in the second, with the centre court players making numerous interceptions.
Mavericks tried to change things around in the third quarter, bringing on fresh players, but this was when Arfon got stronger and surged ahead to 24-16 by the end of the session.
The eight-goal margin remained unchanged, with the final quarter ending 6-6.
Even though Arfon Celts were in control from the start of their match, opponents Porthmadog gave a good account of themselves.
Port never gave up until the final whistle and are improving all the time, but another well deserved five points for Celts from a 31-18 success.
Elsewhere, Dyffryn Ladies beat Walis in a close one, while the goals gap was more emphatic as Primos overcame Dreigiau Brynrefail.
Division One scores, line-ups and player awards – November 27, 2019
Dyffryn Ladies 21-18 Walis
(9-3; 13-9; 17-12; 21-18)
Dyffryn: Sarah Spooner, Ffion Jones, Ellen Cook, Greta Jams, Alaw Jones, Elin Evans, Amelia Mayo. Sub: Enid Jones.
Walis: Elen Edwards, Elen Cox Williams, Lois McGrath, Catrin Parry, Malan G Jones, Lyndsey Jones, Hanna Domagala. Subs: Llinos Griffiths, Llio Jones.
Players of the Match
Dyffryn: Umpires – Alaw Jones; Players – Greta Jams
Walis: Umpires – Catrin Parry; Players – Malan Jones
Menai Mavericks 22-30 Arfon Ladies
(6-5; 13-14; 16-24; 22-30)
Mavericks: Laura Webber, Jessie Jones, Collette Charker, Kathryn Hughes, Lisa Campbell, Steph Yau-Jones, Kelly Roose. Subs: Katie Skeoch, Emily Viggers.
Arfon: Llinos Dobbins, Kathryn Caine, Anest Edwards, Alaw Davies, Clare Roberts, Bethan Coleman, Debbie Jones. Subs: Cadii Bracegirdle, Rachel Southall.
Menai: Umpires – Lisa Campbell; Players – Collette Charker.
Arfon: Umpires – Llinos Dobbins; Players – Kathryn Caine.
Primos 35-12 Dreigiau Brynrefail
(9-4; 20-6; 29-9; 35-12)
Primos: Gill Roberts, Claire Coles-Williams, Eurwen Williams, Catrin Williams, Nia Roberts, Cherelle Jarvis, Sylvie Smith.
Dreigiau: Enlli Williams, Elin Thomas, Melody Haston-Wilson, Abbi Parkinson, Anya Williams, Georgia Parkinson, Cadi Thomas. Sub: Elain Williams.
Primos: Umpires – Cherelle Jarvis; Players – Claire Coles-Williams.
Dreigiau: Umpires – Melody Haston-Wilson; Players – Georgia Parkinson.
Arfon Celts 31-18 Porthmadog
(8-4; 15-9; 21-14; 31-18)
Celts: Anya Jones, Ally Williams, Siwan R Jones, Tanisha Burgher, Erin Wyn Davies, Anna Selick, Gwenno Pritchard. Sub: Cathy Owen.
Porthmadog: Debs Brookes, Sarah Williams, Diane Williams, Beca Thomas, Cet Roberts, Catrin Williams, Sarah O’Neill. Sub: Sarah Pozzi.
Celts: Umpires and Players – Tanisha Burgher
Porthmadog: Umpires – Sarah Williams; Players – Debs Brookes.