Academy’s steep learning curve
Canterbury continued their good form with a comfortable 66-23 win over Canterbury Academy Reds last weekend.
The Canterbury and District Netball League match saw Canterbury take a 16-goal lead going into the second quarter, despite Academy matching their opponents for most of the quarter.
Both teams picked up the pace but it was Canterbury’s shooter who made light work of passes into the D, making excellent space to boost their score.
The last quarter saw Academy net some well-played balls but it wasn’t enough to match Canterbury’s finely tuned team.
Best defence was awarded to Rachel Lloyd (Academy) for her perseverance.
Companion Care were 43-39 winners against Blackjacks in their league match.
By half-time, Companion Care had gained a small lead, giving Blackjacks even more reason to push harder for the remainder of the game.
Thanks to some lovely work in and around the attacking D, Blackjacks popped up a few consecutive balls, but they couldn’t compete with Justine Newton’s precise and well-timed shooting.
The end goal score of 39 secured Blackjacks a deserved two points for their efforts, with Companion Care winning on 43.
In the league tables, Division 2 top spot is still held by GG Fitness after their game was conceded this week, giving them five points automatically.
Bluebirds won their match with Alpha, which means they are now firmly in second, with Alpha trailing by four points in third.
In Division 1, there’s still only one point between Canterbury and Pilgrims – with Canterbury having played an extra game. Synergy have firmed their third place position thanks to another win.
There are no games on Sunday.
The following week clubs will play in the Don Ansted Cup Tournament. Above, Whitstable batsman Fraser Coupe, who made 23 not out. Right, Michael Griffin, of CCCU 3, in bowling action