Arfon Ladies produced an awesome 37-6 victory over Arfon Celts as the battle of the top and bottom sides in Gwynedd and Anglesey Winter Netball League Division One began last night after the split.
A hard battle was expected in this game given how well Celts have played all season and were only narrowly pipped by a single goal in their first encounter with the Ladies this term.
The first quarter started as the tussle that was anticipated, with only one goal to Ladies in the first four minutes.
However, Ladies soon started to dominate the match while Celts struggled to get any consistency.
A good performance was given by Menai Mavericks against Aran, the Anglesey side establishing an early 6-1 lead.
The second quarter was much closer but Mavericks extended their lead by another two goals to 14-7.
Both teams made changes in the third quarter and Aran matched Mavericks at 7 goals apiece but Menai stayed in control in the final session to take the victory 33-23.
Battle of the bottom of the table saw Porthmadog take on Pwllheli.
Pwllheli dominated the first three quarters to lead 28-6, but Port again battled till the end and got a mini reward when they won the final quarter 6-3. Final score 31-12.
Only three goals separated Primos and Dreigiau Brynrefs in the first quarter at 10-7. Primos extended the score in each of the remaining segments to finish 30-15 winners.
Division One results, line-ups and awards – Wednesday, January 29
Arfon Ladies 37-6 Arfon Celts
(8-0; 16-3; 26-5; 37-6)
Ladies: Amy Evans, Kath Caine, Annest Edwards, Rachel Southall, Alaw Davies, Alys Frances, Debbie Jones. Subs: Claire Roberts, Cadii Bracegirdle.
Celts: Gwenno Pritchard, Ally Williams, Erin Davies, Flick Smith, Cerys Davies, Anna Selick, Tanisha Burgher. Sub: Siwan R Jones.
Players of the Match
Ladies: Umpires and Players – Alys Frances
Celts: Umpires – Cerys Davies; Players – Anna Selick.
Menai Mavericks 33-23 Aran (Dolgellau)
(6-1; 14-7; 23-16; 33-23)
Mavericks: Laura Webber, Jessie Jones, Collette Charker, Kathryn Hughes, Lisa Campbell, Steph Yau-Jones, Kelly Roose. Sub: Katie Skeoch.
Aran: Lucy Phasey, Catrin Gittins, Meg Evans, Sara James, Ceri Jones, Ceris Hughes, Steph Owen. Sub: Bernie Conneely.
Mavericks: Umpires and Players – Laura Webber.
Aran: Umpires and Players – Steph Owen.
Porthmadog 12-31 Pwllheli
(2-9; 4-22; 6-28; 12-31)
Porthmadog: Debs Brookes, Sarah Williams, Cet Roberts, Diane Williams, Alaw Jones, Catrin Williams, Sarah O’Neill. Sub: Sarah Pozzi.
Pwllheli: Ceri Brown, Victoria Doodson, Lily Doodson, Alaw Griffith, Georgie Battye, Tara Thorne, Steffi Studt. Subs: Sarah Brown, Tabi Tomlinson.
Porthmadog: Umpires – Cet Roberts; Players – Debs Brookes
Pwllheli: Umpires – Tara Thorne; Players – Alaw Griffith.
Primos 30-15 Dreigiau Brynrefail
(10-7; 15-9; 22-12; 30-15)
Primos: Gill Roberts, Claire Coles-Williams, Eurwen Williams, Catrin Williams, Alaw Jones, Cherelle Jarvis, Becky Lloyd.
Dreigiau: Beca Parry, Elie Thomas, Melody Haston-Wilson, Abbi Parkinson, Georgia Parkinson, Gwen Roberts, Cadi Thomas. Subs: Enlli Williams, Lowri Williams.
Primos: Umpires – Catrin Williams; Players – Cherelle Jarvis
Dreigiau: Umpires – Abbi Parkinson; Players – Gwen Roberts.
Division Two additional fixture
Somberos 16-20 Tacos
(4-4; 9-9; 13-16; 16-20)
Sombreros: Rhian Owen, Swyn Edwards, Martha Ceiriog, Alaw Davies, Ela Davies, Malan Hughes, Heledd Jones.
Tacos: Lois Parry, Awel Owen-Jones, Cadi Jones, Erin Jones, Elliw Hunt, Mari Jones, Luned Eryl. Subs: Elin Williams, Ela Haf.
Sombreros: Umpires – Malan Hughes; Players – Rhian Owen.
Tacos: Umpires – Lois Parry; Players – Erin Jones.