DAVENTRY NETBALL LEAGUE: Phoenix have too much for Duston Juniors

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Ashmore Phoenix enjoyed a comprehensive victory over Duston Juniors in the latest round of matches in the Daventry Netball League.

Both teams started well, but Ashmore pulled away in the third quarter leading by seven goals.

Duston were good on the attack and defence, but could not hold Ashmore, who won 33-14.

The game between SAS and Duston Ladies started evenly, but SAS warmed up by third quarter and pulled away from Duston Ladies leading by eight goals.

In the end, they triumphed 31-20.

G&T’s Black started strongly in their match against Moulton Meerkats, but this was a close game throughout.

In the end, G&T just had the edge as they won 24-21.

The final game of the morning saw Delnet face Hornets. Delnets lead from the start scoring 11 goals in the first quarter. Hornets managed to close the gap in the second quarter, but Delnet did not let this continue into the third. Taking a strong final quarter Delnets won 35-20.

The match between G&T’s Orange and Cummins was a close game, and was tied at 11-11 in the third quarter.

But G&T’s pushed ahead in the fourth quarter to sneak home 18-11.

Grafton Gate Ladies took on SAS. The shooting form both teams was excellent, but Grafton were on fire during this game scoring 15 goals in the third quarter, and nine in the final quarter to run out 44-28 winners.

Moulton Meerkats took on Helix, with the latter too hot to handle early on as they opened up a 15-10 lead. But Meerkats stepped it up in the final quarter to win 20-17.

The match between Delnet and Duston Ladies was another game that started off evenly.

It was 11-11 in the third quarter, but Delnet finished strongly and won it 29-17.

The final game saw Hornets face Ashmore Phoenix, and it was a cracker.

Hornets were 10-2 ahead at the end of the first quarter, and 22-15 up in the third, but Ashmore launched a late really that almost saw them sneak a share of the spoils. They fell just short as Hornets won 28-25.