THERE was stalemate when the Emeralds faced Deevas in the Stafford and District Netball League second division.
Despite suffering a couple of injuries, Deevas held on and the teams moved into the final quarter on level terms.
The outcome was a 15-15 draw, with player of the match awards going to Kim Bott (Emeralds) and Natalie Joett (Deevas).
In another second division clash, Spittal Brook ran out worthy 30-17 winners over FMS Phoenix.
Second in the table FMS struggled early on and Spittal shooter Kate Young took full advantage to give her side the lead. Spittal continued to dominate, although Deevas did battle back in the closing stages, but it was too little too late.
In another evenly matched affair, Bluebelles B ran out 30-26 victors over Saints.
Belles former, but not before Jenny Cantrill had given Saints an early lead. Player of the match for Saints was Beth Cooper.
Results from division one, Stafford Ladies (leaders) 43 Ladybirds 33, Junior Saints 25 Freedom 12, Touchstone 38 Bluebelles A 31.