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Junior Netball League - 1 May 2022

Under 15’s Division 1.

Manx Gems Diamonds 14 v Castletown Jets 41

A strong first quarter from both teams but the speed at which the Jets played, moved the ball down the court to their shooters proved difficult for the Gems.  The Jets went into the first quarter break up by 4 goals.

The Gems tried a few changes in the 2nd quarter which didn’t all work in their favour.  Castletown put Charlie Corrie into GS and between her and Erin Chappel at GA the goals kept coming and they clocked up an impressive 16 goals in the quarter, despite the best efforts of the Gems circle defence of Katie Halsall and Eliche Yordanova who worked tirelessly to slow them.

The third quarter started more evenly with Eve Hall at WA for Gems working well with Emilie Moore on the centre passes whilst under pressure from Summer Craig, WD for the Jets. 

The final quarter was another strong one for the Jets and they won the game 41-14.

Players of the match went to Charlie Corrie for Castletown Jets and Emilie Moore for Manx Gems Diamonds. 

Manx Gems would like to thank their sponsor Island Tyres and Autocare for their continued support this season.


Under 15’s Division 2.

Castletown Stars 35 v Suntera Global Ballasalla 2, 11

Castletown Stars started the game strongly with some great work between Summer Craig at C, Breesha Collister at GA and Charlie Corrie at GS.  Strong defensive work by Castletown limited the opportunities for Suntera Global Ballasalla's shooters, Ella Winstanley GA and Elena Caley GS.  Q1 ended 13-2 to Castletown.

Suntera Global Ballasalla came out strong in the 2nd Quarter, with Evie Colley working hard at WA, against Callie Cubbon who had moved to WD.  Suntera Global Ballasalla's C Rhianda Kinley also pushed hard, but Castletown were able to strengthen their lead; Q2 ended 22 - 5 to Castletown.

The third Quarter saw some great advance by Suntera Global Ballasalla, and some more great defensive work from Saairse Hodson at GK and Lucinda Musson at GD who worked tirelessly.  Castletown struggled to find their rhythm a little in this quarter, ending 25 - 9.

Castletown came out stronger in the 4th quarter, with some good forward movement and some excellent defending by Maia Guy at GD and Evie De Backer at GK.  In the mid court, Castletown's Lucy Smith WD helped keep the pressure on, making it difficult to get the ball through to Molly Hinds at GS for Ballasalla. Suntera Global Ballasalla's WD Maya Helrich worked hard in the mid-court, but the match ended 35-11.

A great game played with great spirit by both teams.

POTM went to Ella Winstanley (Suntera Global Ballasalla) and Maia Guy (Castletown)


Under 13’s Division 2.

Castletown Comet  7  v Manx Gems Opals 14

Manx Gems Opals sponsored by Island Tyres and Autocare started with the first centre pass. The first quarter was evenly played with excellent movement down court from C Sadie Corrie and WA Kiera Trustrum for Castletown and good defensive work from Gems Holly McEvoy WD and Abbie Mills GK. The first quarter ended 2-2.

The second quarter saw some lovely movement from Castletown’s GA Sienna Brookfield who was being heavily marked by Gems GD Lily Sutton finishing the second quarter 3-3.

Third quarter saw Gems WA Seren Kirkpatrick with some good feeds into GA Freya Ramadan and GS Aalin Lyon who were starting to work well together with some excellent shooting.  The defensive pairing of Lexie Fargher GD and GK Quinn Forfar for Castletown put lots of pressure on the shooters with Gems finishing the third quarter 8-5.

Final quarter and Zoe Bridson C for Gems made some excellent interceptions and with the help of Graihagh Morgan WA, who was being closely marked by Faith Watterson WD, did well to get the ball back down the Gems end. Moving Holly Nyawai into defence for Gems made it difficult for Rebecca Bloch GS. Castletown’s Emily Faragher GK and Neve Kneen GD made the shooters work around the circle but Gems managed to find the net and secured the win 14-7.

Players of the match were Sienna Brookfield for Castletown and Lily Sutton for Opals.



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