Magic Ely Breeze Past Over In Crunch League Match
PUBLISHED: 17:25 10 May 2010 | UPDATED: 13:31 02 June 2010
Netball Ely 47 Over 26 ELY produced an outstanding display in their final league game of the long winter campaign to crush fellow play-off hopefuls Over. Ely have had a landmark season in Division 3 of the Cambs and District Netball League and managed to
ELY produced an outstanding display in their final league game of the long winter campaign to crush fellow play-off hopefuls Over.
Ely have had a landmark season in Division 3 of the Cambs and District Netball League and managed to move level with league leaders Icons thanks to a superb performance against third-placed Over.
A win for the visitors would have seen them leapfrog Ely into the all important second position and, coming into the game, the pressure was on the home side.
The teams went head-to-head in the first quarter and matched each other every inch of the way but Ely seized the upper hand in the latter stages and finished the quarter four goals to the good.
Carrying their momentum forward, the second quarter proved even better for the home side with outstanding defending once again by Alison Crombie, Victoria Cutforth and Celeste Gordon restricting Over to just five scores in the period. At the other end of the court, shooters Janice Quarrier and Sally Shipley were once again on magnificent form giving Ely a 14-goal advantage by half-time.
Ely didn't let their guard drop in the second half with Debbie Knott and player of the match Sue Everett, once again intercepting in centre court and feeding the shooters to allow Ely to pull further away.
The team's dogged work ensured that they romped to victory, with shooters Quarrier and Shipley end-of-season goals tally reaching a staggering 600 goals.
The team now face a nervous wait until the remaining scores from other teams come in to see if they make the play offs for promotion to Division 2.