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Sapphires shine on opening day
9:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
SYDENHAM Sapphires shone on first day of the season with an impressive 47-21 win against Tone of Taunton Netball Club.
Sapphires, a newly formed team with three players different to what was selected last year, looked impressive as they dazzled their opponents.
The first quarter saw Sapphires work hard with accurate passing into the shooting circle by Kelly Thorne and Katie Ball, allowing Nik Hale and Paige Pople to shoot near perfectly - giving the team a 16-5 lead.
The second and third quarters saw the team come out oozing with confidence and wanting to attain the best score they could and get their first win under their belts.
The defence comprising of Beth Fella, Carly Martin and Susan Bushnell worked tirelessly throughout the game, making interception after interception, preventing their opponents from getting the ball into the circle, let alone letting them have the opportunity to enhance their score.
The introduction of Mikki Hole and Hannah Read into the team didn't faze their play and fitted well into the attack.
The team looked strong and consistent in their play, pulling further and further away throughout the game.
A 47 - 21 win has given the team the drive for success and look for promotion at the end of this season. A well fought positive game from the whole team, well done girls.
Beth Fella was named man of the match.