Two out of three for Fairford

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Fairford Netball Club had some strong performances in the Swindon & District Netball League last weekend as two of their three sides tasted success.

The A team took on Pinehurst C in Division Two and despite starting slowly, they soon managed to get their noses in front.

Pinehurst’s young team kept the pressure on for the duration of the match but it was Fairford who claimed the win 50-21.

In a match where both defences played exceptionally well, Chloe New (Goal Keeper) was awarded the player of the match for Fairford.

Fairford C also had a good weekend in Division Five, securing only their second win of the season as they beat Pinehurst E 31-13.

Fairford B however weren’t as lucky as they lost 32-27 against Jets A in Division Three.

Jets made a good start to the match as they stormed into the lead early on thanks to some superb zone marking.

Fairford though improved in the second half as they closed the losing margin to just five.

Lawn Netball Club had a successful weekend, winning four of their five matches.

The A, C and D sides won their matches against Raychem B, Moredon C and Ferndale respectively.

Lawn C continued their undefeated run, with success over Moredon, beating them 53-24 to stay at the top of Division Three.

The E side took on the young squad of Abbey Meads E and with a strong team performance, Lawn won the match 49-20, with Goal Attack Cerys Heath receiving player of the match award.

Lawn B also took on Abbey Meads, this time the A team, but they lost to the undefeated league leaders, 25-43.

Wootton Bassett A continued their dominance of Division Four and are now eight points clear at the top of the table.

This time they beat Raychem E 35-17 but Wootton Bassett B had a tougher game against Purton as they went down 41-35.

Raychem’s regional team were unlucky to lose by just a single goal – Carol Anne Netball Club nicking the win 31-30.

Raychem F successfully beat Marlborough in Division Five, winning 50-31 and Charlotte Humphries at Centre getting the player of the match award for the winners.

There was a convincing win for Raychem D in Division Three against Nationwide C.

Both sides faced the poor weather conditions after their match was moved from the luxury of the indoor courts of the dome to outdoors.

And the poor weather made for a low scoring match with Raychem eventually winning 23-11.

Allison McKie, Goal Keeper for Nationwide, and Naomi Keene, Goal Attack for Raychem, were awarded player of the match awards.

In Division One, Nationwide A had a better result against Pinehurst A, although they were also hindered by the torrential rain.

Despite the weather, neither team gave up with Nationwide triumphing 40-36 and celebrating the return to action of the fit-again Tracey Brant.

Player of the match went to Sue Phillimore.