Netball: Gwynedd and Anglesey League – Celts edge another cracker, Primos pip Pwllheli, Llangefni fight back for draw

Arfon Celts came out on top in a cracker against Arran in Division One

Arfon Ladies had to play half the game a player down due to injury but still managed to record a 37-26 win over ever-improving Porthmadog in Division One of the Gwynedd and Anglesey Winter Netball League.

Multi-championship winners Arfon were put to the test at half time when they lost their GD because of an ankle problem and with no subs had to complete the remainder of the match a player short.

Arfon were delighted to have on their team-sheet long-serving defender Ffion Jones, who normally works on a Wednesday night but was available to make a rare appearance.

Porthmadog again played well, getting more confident with each game.

Two high-flying teams, Arran and Arfon Celts, played out a belter. Celts are nearly always in a close game and this time came out on top 16-15.

It was all about the defence for both sides up to half time with Celts getting a couple of turnovers late on in the second quarter to take a 10-6 lead.

Nothing separated them again in the third period but the fourth saw Arran put on the pressure. Celts hung on to win by a single goal.

Primos pipped Pwllheli 25-23 in another cracker.

Nothing really separated them until the fourth session, and with just over a minute left Pwllheli found themselves four goals down. Still they fought to the final whistle to get two points instead of one for finishing three goals or less behind.

Dyffryn Ladies fought hard to keep up with Menai Mavericks in the first quarter, the Anglesey side edging it by one goal.

Mavericks soon started to push ahead and were comfortable 28-16 winners by the end.

Tuesday – Division Two

Comeback queens Llangefni

Llangefni produced a stirring fightback to force a 19-19 draw with Wnion.

Despite edging the opener 4-3, Cefni trailed 17-12 going into the last quarter, but won that session 7-2 to take the draw.

Although finishing 2-0 down at the end of the first session, Mellt Brynrefs eventually claimed an 18-8 success over Amigos.

Subway Warriors comfortably overcame Tacos 32-18, while Moniars overpowered Sombreros in the second half to seal a 23-9 triumph.

Results, line-ups and awards – Divisions 1 and 2 (December 10-11)

Canlyniadau Adran 1 / Division 1 Results

Arfon Ladies 37-26 Porthmadog

(12-6, 23-15, 28-21, 37-26)

Arfon: Llinos Dobbins, Kath Caine, Amy Evans, Alaw Davies, Diane Parry, Cadii Bracegirldle, Ffion Jones.

Porthmadog: Debs Brooks, Sarah Williams, Diane Williams, Cet Roberts, Sarah Pozzi, Catrin Williams, Sarah O’Neil.

Players of the Match

Arfon: Umpires and Players – Amy Evans.

Porthmadog: Umpires – Sarah Pozzi; Players – Sarah Williams.

Arfon Celts 16-15 Arran

(3-3; 10-6; 13-9; 16-15)

Celts: Anya Jones, Ally Williams, Erin W Davies, Flick Smith. Cerys Davies, Anna Selick, Tanisha Burgher. Subs: Eleanor Lomax, Siwan R Jones.

Arran: Lucy Phasey, Catrin Gittins, Meg Evans, Sara James, Ceri Jones, Cerys Hughes, Steph Owen. Sub: Bernie Conneely.

PoM

Celts: Umpires – Anna Selick; Players – Tanisha Burgher

Arran: Umpires – Catrin Gittins; Players – Steph Owen.

Penygroes Primos 25-23 Pwllheli

(5-6; 11-11; 18-18; 25-23)

Primos: Gill Roberts, Claire Coles-Williams, Nia Roberts, Catrin Williams, Eurwen Williams, Cherelle Jarvis, Alaw Evans.

Pwllheli: Ceri Brown, Victoria Doodson, Lily Doodson, Alaw Griffith, Georgia Battye, Tara Thorne, Steffi Studt. Subs: Tabi Tomlinson, Sarah Brown.

PoM

Primos: Umpires and Players – Claire Coles-Williams.

Pwllheli: Umpires – Tara Thorne; Players – Ceri Brown.

Menai Mavericks 28-16 Dyffryn Ladies

(6-5; 14-8; 22-11; 28-16)

Mavericks: Laura Webber, Jessie Jones, Victoria Wells, Lisa Campbell, Emily Viggers, Steph Yau-Jones, Kelly Roose.

Dyffryn: Sarah Spencer, Ffion Jones, Ellen Cook, Greta James, Alaw Jones, Elin Evans, Enid Jones.

PoM

Mavericks: Umpires and Players – Emily Viggers.

Dyffryn: Umpires – Alaw Jones; Players – Greta Jams.

Canlyniadau Adran 2 / Division 2 Results

Llangefni 19-19 Wnion

(4-3; 6-12; 12-17; 19-19)

Llangefni: Cerys Michael, Awel Jones, Cira Williams, Ceris Mon Hughes, Elain Rhun, Lottie Pleasant, Molly Tooze. Subs: Efa Williams, Emily Horton.

Wnion: Janice Phipps-Owen, Ffion Gittins, India Clackson, Gemma Williams, Nieve Murphy Mayo, Llio Parry, Elin Aled. Sub: Jess Day.

PoM

Llangefni: Umpires – Ceris Mon Hughes; Players – Cerys Michael.

Wnion: Umpires – Llio Parry; Players – Erin Aled.

Subway Warriors 32-18 Tacos

(7-3; 19-5; 21-15; 32-18)

Subway: Ellie Brady, Cassie Ogilvy, Debbie Jones, Katie Smart, Thea Murray-Williams, Helena Bird-Jones, Cet Hughes.

Tacos: Lois Parry, Awel Owen Jones, Cadi Wyn Jones, Erin Jones, Llanw Jones, Elliw Hunt, Mari Gwyn. Sub: Ela Haf.

PoM

Subway: Umpires – Cet Hughes; Players – Cassie Ogilvy

Tacos: Umpires – Awel Owen Jones; Players – Cadi Wyn Jones

Mellt Brynrefs overcame a sticky start to comfortably beat Amigos

Mellt Brynrefs 18-8 Amigos

(0-2; 7-3; 11-6; 18-8)

Mellt: Mali Brookes, Non Jones, Ella Dixon, Mared Roberts, Abi Evans, Molly Chisholm, Elin Gruffydd. Subs: Llio Roberts, Hope Brett.

Amigos: Arwen Humphreys, Lili Ray, Sian Roberts, Alaw Thomas, Mari Griffiths, Nia Jones, Megan Jones. Subs: Glain Tudur, Llio Jones.

PoM

Mellt: Umpires and Players – Mared Roberts

Amigos: Umpires – Alaw Thomas; Players – Mari Griffiths.

There was no stopping the Moniars this week

Môniars 23-9 Sombreros

(3-2; 9-5; 14-7; 23-9)

Môniars: Elin Salter, Louise Pleasant, Catrin Griffiths, Cadi Rees, Ela Evans, Cerys Parry, Cadi Hughes. Sub: Elin Barwick.

Sombreros: Rhian Owen, Elli Johnstone, Swyn Edwards, Alaw Davies, Ela Davies, Malan Hughes, Heledd Jones.

PoM

Moniars: Umpires – Cerys Parry; Players – Elin Barwick.

Sombreros: Umpires and Players – Malan Hughes.

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