Sidmouth Toucans bank a point after four months of toil

13:56 23 January 2014

Sidmouth Toucans banked the first point of the Honiton and District Netball League season on Monday night, writes Sarah Sparks.

The girls have kept plugging away, winning plenty of friends along the way, but without having anything to show for their considerable collective efforts over the first four months of the season..

All that changed on Monday night in a match against SW Signs played indoors at Colyton Sports Hall.

Sarah Sparks, playing as the wing attack, skippered the side and led by supreme example deservedly picking up the Player of the Match award for her contribution.

With Louise Neilson still out of action owing to injury and Alexa Baker pursuing her acting ambitions, the Toucans were forced into changes. A key feature of an impressive team performance was the strength in defence where key contributions were made by Sarah Burston, GD, Lesley Hall and Lucy Davies in the wing defence berths and especially goalkeeper Sarah Fletcher, the latter serving up a superb shift.

Centre Rachel Darlami kept the play flowing and the ball heading in the right direction to the dynamic shooting duo of Helen Terry and Emma Davies, who kindly stepped in at short notice.

It was certainly a collective performance that suggested the Toucans will be wining sooner rather than later!

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

21 minutes ago
Netball action

The Honiton Netball League, summer competition saw week two action last week, writes Graham Ingram

Read more
35 minutes ago
P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

The curtain comes down on Exeter’s season next Tuesday (May 3) when the winner of the prestigious intermediate point-to-point final will be crowned, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
09:16
Ottery at home to Kentisbeare. Ref shsp 14-16TI 8319. Picture: Terry Ife

Two wins in the space of three days helped Ottery St Mary maintain their promotion charge in Fresha Division Five.

Read more
09:16
Sidmouth Town against Teignmouth. Ref shsp 16-17TI 9602. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunnell got the improved performance he was looking for against visiting Teignmouth, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 2-0 defeat.

Read more
09:08
Golf Ball.

The annual, two-legged Ken Titherington Trophy was played on Saturday.

Read more
09:08
Rugby Ball.

Sidmouth U14s warmed up for Sunday’s Devon Cup final against Topsham at Cullompton with a game against Exeter Saracens.

Read more
09:08
Golf generic picture

Mandy Furniss was the winner of the Fields Cup, played for by the ladies of Sidmouth GC on Wednesday.

Read more
09:07
Sidmouth Chiefs were at home to Penryn on Saturday. Ref shsp 16-16AW 2950. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Colts defeated Teignmouth 34-15 at Sandy Park in the final of the Devon Plate.

Read more
09:07
rugby

Sidmouth U9s closed their season with mini-tour to North Devon and a series of games against Bideford.

Read more
09:06

The fourth round Charles Stanley Monday Stableford was won this week by Graham Rogers with 40 points, writes John Barnard.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications