NEWLY promoted Spittal Brook chalked up their first win in the top flight of the Stafford and District Netball League.
They took on Freedom in their latest fixture and ran out 25-15 winners.
There was a strong start from both teams and accurate shooting at both ends left the half-time score 9-7 in Brook’s favour.
Good defensive work by Freedom’s Lorraine Deakin (player of the match) was countered by great shooting from Brook’s Kate Young.
Despite a last-ditch attempt in the final quarter by Freedom, the Brook, whose player of the match was Laura James (GD), emerged winners.
Saints A and Touchstone Lighting were neck and neck in their fixture, the eventual outcome a 33-23 success for Touchstone.
Both teams prodcued some excellent shooting and Touchstone emerged determined in the sec- ond half, while defending well.
In the end, Saints could not keep pace with their opponents. Player-of-the-match awards
went to Tanya Grigg (Saints) and Touchstone’s Helen Jackson.
In the final division one match of the week, Ladybirds pulled off a 37-26 victory over Blue- belles A. This clash was played at a fast pace and proved another closely fought affair.
There was good defending from both teams, before the Ladybirds began to pull away in the closing stages. Player awards went to Olivia Stevenson (Bluebelles) and Caroline Dunn (Ladybirds).