Revenge mission completed as Minstrels see off Kestrels
Norton Minstrels 48 Kestrels 36
Norton Minstrels pulled clear in the final quarter to secure victory over Kestrels and gain revenge for their defeat earlier in the season.
Minstrels started quickly with swift passes to Sam and Anna. The visitors looked to fight back but Viki and Jemma put their shooters under pressure to keep Norton 12-9 ahead after the first quarter.
After Norton made some changes, Kelly, Stef and Carly applied good pressure in mid-court, allowing Minstrels to remain ahead at half-time.
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Minstrels made another change for the third quarter but Kestrels came out in determined fashion, which led to a fast-paced and evenly- matched 15 minutes.
Excellent defence from Jemma, good pressure from Dawn and interceptions from Hannah ensured Minstrels remained ahead, leading 33-29 going into the final quarter.
The scores were initially evenly matched again but Minstrels made some vital interceptions through player of the match Stef Grant to secure the points.
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Norton Harlequins 48 Dolphins 29
Playing inside at Norton Hill School for the first time this season, Norton Harlequins were comfortable winners over Dolphins.
A storming first quarter saw centre-court players Bartlett and Carr direct the ball towards shooters Coles and Holliwell, who took Quins into a 15-7 lead.
Dolphins made some changes for the second quarter and this initially disrupted Quins' play but interceptions from Myers and Mitchell ensured they remained well clear at 24-15 at half-time.
Plenty of interceptions were turned into goals in the third quarter as Norton extended their lead to 21 points but they eased off in the final quarter and the gap was narrowed slightly.
Player of the match was Coles.