Junior Netball League - 24 April 2022
Under 15’s Division 2.
Ramsey Midnights 7 v Castletown Stars 34
POTM Bree Collister (Castletown Stars) and Aoibh Nash (Ramsey Midnights)
Castletown Stars won the toss for first centre pass and started strongly from the off. In spite of hard work by Ramsey GD Hollie Thompson and GK Rachel Radcliffe, great forward pressure from Castletown attack and excellent shooting from Bree Collister GA and GS Charlie Corrie resulted in them taking an 11-0 lead at the end of Q1.
Castletown continued to apply the pressure in all areas of the court and at half time they were leading 19 - 1.
In Q3 Castletown made it difficult for Ramsey with their defenders Maia Guy and Evie De Backer picking up a number of lovely interceptions but some good passages of play between Ramsey shooting duo Aoibh Nash and Lilly Walsh and their C Molly Phillips and WA Neve Madden made this Ramsey's strongest quarter, with it ending 26 - 5.
In the final quarter, Ramsey Midnights kept working hard but Castletown's strength in all areas of the court paid off with them winning the match 34-7.
A great match with a brilliant attitude displayed by all players, particularly players of the match Bree Collister (Castletown Stars) and Aoibh Nash (Ramsey Midnights).
Under 15’s Division 2.
Suntera Global Ballasalla 2 22 v Suntera Global Ballasalla 3 5
POTM Ella Winstanley (Suntera Global Ballasalla 2) and Zara Honeyman (Suntera Global Ballasalla 3)
Interclub matches are never easy but this match for Suntera Global Ballasalla’s third team was particularly difficult against their second team as they were a player down. Suntera Global Ballasalla 2 were able to bring the ball through to goal with ease but the third team did well to keep them below double figures in the first quarter.
Second Quarter, a bit of a change in their positions saw Saskia Clague move to Goal Keeper and Zara Honeyman to Goal Defence. This was their most successful defensive quarter as the second team only scored 3 goals. However, the formidable defence of Saoirse Hodson and Lucinda Musson was also limiting the goals at the other end, so the score at half time was 11-1.
In the second half, Eleanor Wheeler moved to her more familiar position at Goal Shooter for Suntera Global Ballasalla 3, with Katie Jones and Zara Honeyman sharing shooting and centre court responsibilities admirably. This worked well but there was no stopping Suntera Global Ballasalla 2, especially with Ella Winstanley’s shooting accuracy from anywhere in the circle.
The second team won 22-5 with Player of the Match awards going to Ella Winstanley and Zara Honeyman.
Under 13’s Division 2
Manx Gems Jades 10 v Manx Gems Opals 22
POTM Gabe Campbell (Manx Gems Jades) and Zoe Bridson (Manx Gems Opals)
Island Tyres and Autocare sponsored Manx Gems Netball demonstrated how competitive inter-club games can be with this game between the Jades and the Opals. The young Jades team stated with such strength that they took the older Opals team by surprise. The shooting partnership of Aalin Lyon and Kimberly Baker showed great composure and skill, sinking 2 goals within the first couple of minutes without response from the Opals. The Opals started to settle and with their confidence restored thanks to some great midcourt interceptions from Zoe Bridson at C and Grace Wolstencroft at WA, they started to turn the game around. Cool heads in the shooting circle saw Alessia Costello and Freya Ramsden score 7 to the Jades 4 by quarter time.
The Opals continued well in the second quarter with the defensive paring of Mal Soltysiak and Holly McEvoy putting more pressure on the shooters and restricting their shooting options.
The third quarter was all about the Jades, they were on fire! They dominated the midcourt with Gabe Campbell making multiple interceptions and linking up well with Erin Morgan at WA who repeatedly fed excellent balls in the circle. At the other end Holly Nyawai and Alice Williams impressed with their determination to slow the Opals attack. Jess Raey turned over attempt after attempt to get the ball into the circle and helped move the ball out of the Jades defensive third. They restricted the Opals to just 1 goal and scored 3 to win the quarter.
Both teams came out determined in the final quarter. The Opals had switched Graihagh Morgan back into defence and she made a couple of key interceptions early in the quarter which helped the Opals secure the win 22-10.
Congratulations to players of the match Gabe Campbell for Jades and Zoe Bridson for Opals.