Great start to season for Bridlington netball teams

Bridlington first team
Bridlington first team

Bridlington made it two wins out of two in the Humberside Summer Netball League with a comfortable 25-7 victory over Wyke 4ths.

Both teams made a hesitant start to the Division Six clash, having to adapt to the cold and wet conditions at Sirius North, but Bridlington finished the first quarter with a 5-1 lead.

Bridlington second team

Bridlington second team

Bridlington quickly stepped up their game in the second quarter and the defensive pairing of Michelle Jennings-Baron and Christie Milner proved too much for the opposing shooters.

The centre court players, Marie Lyons, Lisa Hough and Liz Stuart ensured safe passing to the shooters, Sarah Porritt and player of the match Gaynor Wallace, who converted to goals from all areas of the circle.

At the end of the first half, the score was 15-2 to Bridlington.

Stuart and Porritt changed positions for the third quarter, giving Stuart chance to show off her shooting skills as the team increased their dominance on the game.

Wyke pulled out all the stops to prevent Bridlington’s onslaught, but the visitors were on top form despite the conditions.

Milner took two falls in the third quarter and had to leave the court due to a cut knee with five minutes to go.

Bridlington continued with six players but finished the match with a convincing win of 25-7.

In Division Eight, Bridlington 2nds blew away Goole Hurricanes to get their league campaign off to a winning start

The first quarter was a close one with the scores at 7-4 to Bridlington on the whistle, after great defence from both sides.

With the first centre pass at the start of the second period, Bridlington were quickly on the attack and soon increased their lead.

Outstanding team work and shooting from Jo Marson at GS, ensured the score difference had been increased to 18-8 by the half time whistle.

Tactical position swaps were made by both teams at half time, with Goole looking to make a comeback.

However, great defence and interceptions by player of the match Hayley Spiers at GK, allowed the attacking players to flourish and Bridlington were 31-9 ahead by the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Goole fought for every opportunity, but great shooting from Mollie Howarth and Kerry Scruton meant there was no stopping Bridlington, who went on to complete a 40-12 win and get the summer season off to a great start.

Captain Carrie Ellis, Jean Thornton, Pippa Habberley and Lisa Hebden all contributed to an excellent team performance.

Bridlington Netball first and second team are sponsored by the Martonian Inn.