Netball: Night of thrillers in North West Wales League

Abergele Diamonds were seven goals down at half time but came back to win 43-40 in Division Three

What a night of nail-biters in the North West Wales Netball League!

Division One saw Rhyl edge a 31-29 verdict over St Asaph Thunder.

A really close opening quarter had only one goal in it. Rhyl started to open up a lead in the next two sessions, but St Asaph were not letting them run away with it at all.

With some fantastic shooting from both teams, Thunder clawed back the arrears and finished only two goals behind.

It was centre court shining with the PoM going to WA Emma Owen for Rhyl and C Kat Williams for St Asaph.

In Division Two, Colwyn Swifts clinched an even more intense win against division high flyers Llandudno Storm – the final score 32-31.

In a goal-for-goal thriller there was never more than two between the teams all the way through.

The players certainly kept the scorers and umpires on their toes. With only one goal separating the rivals at the end, Colwyn took the five-point victory.

And there were some close battles in Division Three too.

Thunderkittens fought really hard in their narrow defeat

Gleision had to work hard to overcome Thunderkittens 20-18.

After losing the first quarter 7-4, it was definitely an uphill struggle for Kittens, but even at the end of the third and down by six, the youngsters certainly didn’t lose steam!

The final quarter showed Kittens had so much to give, storming up to within only one goal until Gleision just added in another to seal a narrow win.

Again it was centre court producing the stars with Gleision centre Helen Smith and WD from Thunderkittens Cerys Davies named players of the match.

North West Wales Netball League results Monday, February 3

Division One

Rhyl 31-29 St Asaph Thunder
(6-7; 15-11; 24-18; 31-29)

Rhyl: Anneka O’Connor, Roxy Harris, Emma Owen, Lucy Edwards. Zoe Kelly, Sophie Edwards, Lauren Beadle.
Thunder: Beth Davies, Katie Blakemore, Hayley Jones, Kat Williams, Fay Williams, Caroline Baker, Ema Hughes. Sub: Jess Owen.
Players of the Match
Rhyl: Emma Owen
Thunder: Kat Williams

Llandudno Jets

Llandudno Jets 24-34 Colwyn Comets
(10-6; 15-14; 20-24; 24-34)

Jets: Jo Leon, Elaine Williams, Roisin Rooney-Hamer, Lucy Moran, Bethan Coleman, Sioned Coleman, Alys Francis, Subs: Samantha Rogers, Jess Atkins.
Comets: Charlotte Bradley, Lauren Bradley, Hannah Roberts, Migs Hollings, Ann Burt Williams, Kara Maloney, Gwenan Sullivan. Sub: Jen Jones.
Jets: Lucy Moran
Comets: Lauren Bradley.

Division Two

Menai Thunder 38-36 CGG Sharks
(6-10; 14-18; 25-28; 38-36)

Menai: Eesha Kishto, Jessie Jones, Jo Harris, Freya Evans, Vicky Wells, Chantelle Parker, Steph Yau-Jones. Sub: Claire Billing.
CGG: Nat Caughtry, Jen Wells, Peri Murphy, Kathryn Williams, Leah Owen, Mollie Routledge, Ruth Jarvis. Subs: Mel Barnes, Erin Taylor, Hazel Aslin.
Menai: Vicky Wells
CGG: Mollie Routledge.

Menai Thunder produced a stunning last quarter comeback to steal a 38-36 win

Colwyn Swifts 32-31 Llandudno Storm
(11-9; 18-18; 26-24; 32-31)

Swifts: Cerrig Smith, Amy Hall, Catrin Bohanna, Georgia Holmes, Rachael Bowers, Vickie Ashe, Cara O’Neill. Subs: Amy Roberts, Seraphina Jones.
Storm: Mia Rawling, Hannah Partington, Mia Lane, Martha Hughes, Callie James, Ellie Jones, Jeannie Duncan. Subs: Rebecca Freestone, Elin Watson, Amelie Partington.
Swifts: Cerrie Smith
Storm: Ellie Jones.

Llandudno Knicks 35-30 Thundercats
(9-10; 18-12; 24-23; 35-30)

Knicks: Joely Bellew-Hughes, Llinos Hill, Ellen Vick, Mollie Ellis, Sioned Hughes, Charlotte Ryan, Alice Dyson. Subs: Claire Mander, Kate Birch.
Thundercats: Deanne Craven, Ally Williams, Lucy Savage, Flick Smith, Gwenno Pritchard, Anna Selick, Hannah Lock. Sub: Louise Poulter.
Knicks: Ellen Vick
Thundercats: Anna Selick

Division Three

St Asaph Strikes 40-43 Abergele Diamonds
(9-10; 25-18; 32-34; 40-43)

Strikes: Courtney Roberts, Leanne Mather, Nic Davies, Joy Jamieson, Theresa Parry, Leanne Duncalf, Debbie Magistro. Sub: Beth Gunther.
Diamonds: Abi Cocking, Laura Holland, Olivia Mortimer, Sam Muller, Lowri Roberts, Jade Huntley, Jodie Davies, Lily Rose Leong.
Strikes: Leanne Mather
Diamonds: Abi Cocking

Colwyn Youth 6-34 Bangor Uni
(3-5; 5-13; 6-21; 6-34)

Colwyn: Emma Tustin, Ria McAllister, Ellie Watson, Caitlin Evans, Molly Yorke, Jessie Hughes, Teresa Edwards. Subs: Tracey Young, Katie Bellis.
Uni: Millie Pringle, Josie Yelland, Olivia Chambers, Gina Kelly, Emma Stone, Jenna Tate, Natalie Ehenulo. Subs: Eva Payton-White, Georgia Pell.
Colwyn: Ellie Watson
Uni: Natalie Ehenulo

Gleision 20-18 Thunderkittens
(7-4; 13-8; 18-12; 20-18)

Gleision: Sarah Henderson, Danni Power, Gwenan Williams, Helen Smith, Lisa Marsh, Cez Edge, Delyth Jones. Sub: Ffion Jones.
Thunderkittens: Cerys Michael, Awel Jones, Sophie Savage, Siwan Redvers-Jones, Cerys Davies, Lottie Pleasant, Ela Evans. Subs: Louise Pleasant, Elain Rhun.
Gleision: Helen Smith
Thunderkittens: Cerys Davies.

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