Amble B edge a close encounter

Alnwick and Boulmer netball team, sponsored by Scott of Wooperton
Alnwick and Boulmer netball team, sponsored by Scott of Wooperton

Alnwick and Boulmer 38 Amble B 39

Alnwick and Boulmer Netball Club played their first match of the season against Amble B at home on Wednesday night.

It was a great start to the season and the sides were evenly matched throughout the game.

Amble triumphed in the first quarter 11-9.

The second quarter was even faster paced, with excellent attacking and defending skills from both sides.

Alnwick won the second quarter, which meant the sides were tied at half-time 19-19.

With all to play for in the last part of the game, Alnwick came out strongly and edged ahead.

The shooters on both teams performed well under pressure and Alnwick were up 31-28 going into the final quarter.

But Amble made several key interceptions and Alnwick were unable to hold onto their lead. A tough defeat, but Alnwick were extremely pleased with their performance.

Player-of-the-match: Ruth Oldfield (GS).

Team: Paula Archer (c), Anne-Marie Imeson, Ruth Oldfield, Holly Eggleston, Heather Eggleston, Rachel Convery, Sarah Alying, Sian Oliver.

Alnwick and Boulmer Netball Club is kindly sponsored by A&J Scott.