North West Wales Netball League: Weather ruins Division One programme, Holyhead win thrilling derby

Colwyn Swifts pulled off a cracking win over Llandudno Blazers

Not only did Storm Ciara flood towns, tear down trees and batter our shorelines, it also ruined an evening of netball for Division One of the North West Wales League on Monday night.

Regular venue Ysgol Y Creuddyn was closed all day due to fallen roof tiles so Division One games from Monday night are postponed for now.

Division Two delivered the island derby between Menai Thunder and Holyhead – and what a battle it was!

Holyhead took an early and what seemed to be the comfortable lead, ending the first quarter nine goals ahead. Menai managed to claw back just two goals in the second.

Bridge drew the third quarter with it being almost goal-for-goal all the way through, both teams scoring eight apiece.

Holyhead looked like they were sitting pretty going into the final quarter at 31-24 ahead, but Menai were nowhere near letting them take the victory without a fight.

After losing their GK Claire Billing with a dislocated shoulder they wanted the win badly for her. But despite winning the final session 10-7, it just was not enough to prevent Holyhead finishing 38-34 in front.

In Division Three, Conwy Storm were desperate to turn the tables on St Asaph Strikes after losing to them by only one goal last time out.

Conwy Storm

They certainly came out the blocks flying. At half time Storm were already 20-8 up.

St Asaph seemed to pick up the pace a little in the third quarter and then again in the final session they were cooking on gas, but it was too little too late. Conwy Storm ended up 36-23 winners.

Asaph’s attacking circle was certainly the circle of dreams as their GA Courtney Roberts and her opponent GD for Conwy Lisa Wilkins took the players of the match.

Results, line-ups and awards from matches played Monday, February 10

Division Two

Denbigh Ladies 31-40 Thundercats

(8-12; 12-22; 22-28; 31-40)

Denbigh: Emma Jones, Steffi Fishwick, Llinos Medi, Donna Cooke, Zara Wood, Delyth Jones, Holly Williams. Sub: Annie Williams.

Thundercats: Anya Jones, Ally Williams, Lucy Savage, Flick Smith, Hope Brett, Anna Selick, Gwenno Pritchard. Subs: Emma Parry, Deanna Craven.

Players of the Match

Denbigh: Emma Jones

Thundercats: Hope Brett

Colwyn Swifts 39-34 Llandudno Blazers

(9-9; 17-16; 29-24; 39-34)

Swifts: Cerrie Smith, Amy Roberts, Catrin Bohanna, Georgia Holmes, Seraphina Jones, Vickie Ashe, Cara O’Neil. Subs: Amy Hall, Rachel Bowen.

Blazers: Emilia Jones, Bethan Lees, Kiah Williams, Beth Tapping, Maizy Carey, Emma Weir, Meghan Casey. Subs: Izzy Williams, Amelie Connelly.


Colwyn Swifts POM Cara O’Neil (left) and Llandudno Blazers POM Bethan Lees

Swifts: Cara O’Neil

Blazers: Bethan Lees

Menai Thunder 34-38 Holyhead

(6-15; 16-23; 24-31; 34-38)

Thunder: Jo Harris, Jessie Jones, Vicky Wells, Freya Evans, Chantelle Parker, Steph Yau-Jones, Claire Billing. Sub: Eesha Kishto.

Holyhead: Ceri Williams, Sophie Begley, Katie Humphrey, Carys Jones, Tash Roberts, Becky Lloyd, Xena Demetri. Sub: Amelia Hucks.


Thunder: Chantelle Parker

Holyhead POM Amelia Hucks (left) and Menai Thunder POM Chantelle Parker

Holyhead: Amelia Hucks

Division Three

Thunderkittens 28-14 Colwyn Youth

(10-1; 20-4; 24-11; 28-14)

Kittens: Cerys Michael, Louise Pleasant, Siwan Jones, Reaghan Smith, Efa Williams, Lottie Pleasant, Elain Rhun. Subs: Sophie Savage, Ella Griffiths.

Colwyn: Emma Tustin, Ria McAllister, Ellie Watson, Caitlin Evans, Molly Yorke, Jessie Hughes, Teresa Edwards. Subs: Katie Bellis, Katie Jones.


The ever-smiling Lottie Pleasant

Kittens: Lottie Pleasant

Colwyn: Katie Jones

Craig-y-Don 22-53 Bangor University

(6-14; 12-25; 19-35; 22-53)

Craig-y-Don: Nicola Orme, Ellen Roberts, Adele Roberts, Kira Davies, Paris Williams, Colette Murphy, Lorna Fielding. Sub: Sarah Higham.

University: Grace Anderson, Josie Yelland, Olivia Chambers, Gina Kelly, Emma Stone, Jenna Tate, Natalie Ehenulo. Subs: Eva Payton-White, Sophie Rooks, Georgina Pell.


Craig-y-Don: Nicola Orme

Nicola Orme. On this night she was Great Orme

University: Grace Anderson

Conwy Storm 36-23 St Asaph Strikes

(11-6; 20-8; 26-14; 36-23)

Storm: Leanne Kingsley-Jones, Georgina Roberts, Yvonne Unstead, Jade Evans, Rachel Jones, Lisa Wilkins, Sue-Ellen Jensen.

Strikes: Beth Jones, Courtney Roberts, Nic Davies, Joy Jamieson, Theresa Parry, Debbie Magistro, Halli O’Connor. Sub: Leanne Duncalf.


Storm: Lisa Wilkins

Lisa Wilkins

Strikes: Courtney Roberts

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