Panthers beat Bears in netball league

A CLOSE first half was followed by a good second for Panthers as they edged it over Bears in the latest series of matches in the Todmorden Netball League

Panthers won it 20 - 14 in the second half mainly due to some excellent defending and shooting.

The match was played in good spirit and both teams are looking forward to their next encounter.

Bears’ player of the match was their centre who made some excellent interceptions.

Jammies took an early lead against Rangers and never looked back.

They got off to a good start scoring twice in the opening minutes of this high pressured match and eventually ran out convincing 25 - 13 winners.

Excellent defending by the Mitchell sisters saw off some confident attacks and Sara’s consistently accurate shooting ensured Jammies stayed ahead throughout the first half.

Rangers came back strongly in the second half, however they were unable to adequately hold on thanks to the relentless Jammies attacking.

There was some fantastic play from Twisters in the early stages of their match with Windies.

They romped into a 4 - 0 lead with excellent shooting from Joanne Shine and Ami Fisher.

But Windies fought back and Twisters only just managed to steal the victory 14 - 13 in the final seconds of the game.

Windies had a slow start with some errors leaving Twisters to capitalise, but in the second half they managed to get their act together to level the scores until the last seconds.

There was great teamwork from both sides in a competive match that could have gone either way towards the end.

Lions have definitely improved but their footwork let them down and they were beaten 25 - 5 by an on-form Terriers, who took the opportunity to score as many goals as possible.

Lots of mistakes meant Lions quickly fell behind and struggled to catch up as great marking and shooting from the Terriers saw them completely outplayed.

Giants had a bye.