Super clean sweep for SWAN teams, as Hawks turn tables on rivals for memorable win

PUBLISHED: 08:49 15 November 2018

SWAN Under-14 Blacks celebrate their win over Royston

SWAN Under-14 Blacks celebrate their win over Royston

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SWANs’ netball teams had a clean sweep sweep of matches in their Cambridgeshire Junior League on Remembrance Day.

The under-14 Blacks made an exciting debut, overcoming a slow start to beat Roystton 25-17.

Pip and Lily defended well, as Megan impressed at wing defence before a heavy fall forced her off.

Annie came on and offered good support, as centre Luella showed high work rate and Bea worked hard both ways at wing attack.

Emily and Liv shone in the attacking circle to ensure a great start to the season.

The under-12 Purples pipped Linton 12-11 in their first match, as Zara and Mia led the way in attack, alongside Gracie.

Ella, Lucy and Amy worked hard in mid-court, as Lois and Charlotte formed a formidable defence and Hannah and Immy showed plenty of fight as the team came from behind to win.

The under-14 Purples beat their Linton rivals 27-20, as Grace kept a high shooting average on her return from injury.

Eve used her height to gain possession and receive feeds into the circle, while Issy M and Izzy U also impressed.

Mia, Ellen, Eliza, Millie, Jess and Zara all played their part with good positioning, power, ball handling and marking in a squad of 10.

The under-15 Purples completed the perfect day with a 40-17 win over Linton under-16s, as Liliana and Zoe inspired a strong start.

Emily worked the circle well and slotted in some lovely goals, while Freya showed great work rate and Ella claimed eight turnovers.

Rebecca and Clars impressed with their defensive work, while Ellen earned the player of the match award from the opposition, as Liliana got the coaches vote.

*Hawks U11s beat East region rivals Turnford after turning on the style.

Having enjoyed a number of fine wins so far this season, Hawks began with a defensive mentality, but soon found their attacking groove.

Although only in their first season, their brand of fast flowing netball was a pleasure to watch and Hawks starved their rivals of opportunities with interceptions and dogged defence.

Dominating mid-court with intelligent movement and passing, Hawks were clinical with the shooting chances they worked so hard to create, with Sophie Johnson named player of the match in a 25-9 win.

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