Sidmouth Eagles net big win over Jaguars in Honiton Netball League

The Sidmouth Eagles Netball team who play in the Honiton Netball League. Picture: HONITON NETBALL LE

The Sidmouth Eagles Netball team who play in the Honiton Netball League. Picture: HONITON NETBALL LEAGUE - Credit: Archant

Weeks five and six of the Honiton Netball League had very different outcomes in terms of matches played, writes Steph Upson.

In week five Sidmouth Toucans were beaten 37-22 in their Division One meeting with HNC Hotshots.

Vicki Russell shone for Toucans from her position of wing defence.

Week five also saw Division Two action with Beer Blazers involved in a thrilling contest against 3Ts, one that was won 34-32 by 3Ts who had trailed 15-12 at the halfway mark and then the teams were 24-all ahead of the final quarter.

The Player of the Match award-winner for Beer Blazers went to the impressive Gemma Langham.

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Otter Valley were dominant throughout the second half of their meeting with Ridge Roofing and they ended up winning 27-17 with wing defence and captain, Victoria Paley, bagging the Player of the Match award for some impressive all-round play and intercepts.

In Division Three, Sidmouth Kites, taking on Honeyz, came from being two goals behind at the halfway mark to win a thriller by the smallest of margins, with the final score being 18-17. Mandy French was in sparkling form for Kites.

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Ottery-based Firecrackers suffered a heavy 44-9 defeat at the hands of Heat despite a fine individual performance from Nicky Brook.

The weather hit week six and only a couple of Division One games survived. Sidmouth Eagles found themselves 27-13 ahead at the halfway stage of their meeting with Jaguars. The final score was one of 48-23 in favour of Eagles for whom centre Immy Hewitt was fully deserving of her team's Player of the Match award.

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