TOUCHSTONE Lighting took an early lead against Freedom in the Stafford and District Netball League - and never looked back!
Although Freedom fought back with some fantastic defensive work by Lorraine Deakin (GD) and Claire Wilkes (GK), accurate shooting by Helen Jackson (GS) kept Touchstone ahead.
A high intensity second half saw Kay Williams (WA) produce some good centre court play for Touchstone, who took the match 40-27.
In the same section, Ladybirds took the early initiative against Bluebelles A, who pulled back the points with good defending.
Both teams enjoyed some good spells of play, with precision shooting from Bluebelles’ Katy Hardwood (GA) and effortless centre court play by Caroline Dickson (C) for the Ladybirds, who ran out 45-36 winners.
In the second divisiion, sharp-shooting Spittal Brook ran out 31-13 victors against Bluebelles B, the former having opened up a 10-2 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Spittal remained consistent with their shooting and took the spoils, while Lorna Davies excelled with some strong defensive play.
In an even affair, Bizzi Bees ran out 37-29 victors over Saints.
At the end of the second quarter, Saints held a narrow one point lead, before the Bees struck back to go three points ahead at the end of the third quarter.
The final quarter saw the Bees extend their advantage and emerge winners. Player of the match awards went to Jane Jackson (Saints) and Jenny Cantrill (Bees).
In the final game of the week, FMS Phoenix ran out narrow 28-25 winners against All Stars in what proved a very competitive fixture.
The All Stars held the lead until the final quarter when FMS put themunder constant pressure and eventually grabbed a narrow victory.