Breckland bounce back in Jubilee joy

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BRECKLAND A bounced back from their opening day loss to Cockfield B by turning over Jubilee A in West Suffolk Netball League Division Two.

Some sharp shooting from Kim Butcher and Claire Lock pushed Breckland into a five-goal advantage, a lead they never relinquished in their 35-27 success over Jubilee, who were unable to build on the previous week’s victory over Moreton Hall D.

Jubilee’s players of the match were Fiona Mulley and Lisa Baldry.

Jetts A were another team to respond well to losing their first match, with a rush of goals guiding them to a 30-18 triumph over Haverhill B. Holli Jarmain and Haydn Gross starred.

Also in Division Two, Burwell beat Moreton Hall C 41-27 to maintain their perfect start to the campaign, while Moreton Hall D beat Cockfield B 38-22.

In Division One, Suffolk Police are hoping to better last year’s runners-up position and won for the second week in a row, defeating Haverhill 48-33.

The Police were strong in the mid-court and ruthless with their shooting, with Annelly Miles, Jenni Askew and Amy Hutton the star players.

Defending champions Moreton Hall A were made to battle all the way to the end by newly-promoted Priors A before edging out their opponents 31-30.

Hall led after the first quarter, but Priors wrestled back the initiative thanks to impressive shooting from Hayley Hayes and Melanie Woods.

The strong centre court of Ellie Curry and Julie Brind, coupled with the defence of Clare Suckley, Olivia Riddell and Janine Baxter looked as if they would help hold on to that, only for Hall to snatch the points.

Lesley-Ann Keogh and Alice Sadler were Hall’s leading ladies on the night.

Elsewhere in Division One, Moreton Hall B thrashed Cockfield A 63-24 thanks to starring roles from Becky Mothersole and Maddie Davies, while Thetford A saw off RMG 51-39.

Moreton Hall VI are primarily made up of under-14s, but are competing in Division Four despite losing their latest match 40-17 to Phoenix, who picked up their second big win of the season.

Players of the match were Louise Buchan and Gemma Basham for Phoenix and Ellie Steggles and Imogen Wigdhal for Moreton Hall.

Jetts B scored 45 goals for the second consecutive week, convincingly defeating Cockfield C 45-16 with Becky Kingston and Amee Bullett on form.

Jetts C and Moreton Hall V played out a 92-goal thriller, with Tracey Butcher and Annabel Fleming helping Jetts to a 48-44 win.

Philippa Griffith and Kate Balding were Moreton Hall’s players of the match.

Jubilee D beat Havebury 43-38 in another exciting Division Four clash to maintain their perfect start, with Jordan Ward and Becca Elsden in fine form.

Vanessa Vigrass and Janette Bate helped Walsham to a comfortable 61-3 defeat of Phoenix II in Division Five, while Haverhill C beat Camvac 19-15.

There was no play in Division Three or Zena’s Division due to poor weather conditions.

n Moreton Hall’s Chloe Cunningham has an opportunity to be earn her place in the regional netball squad after impressing at trials earlier this month.

She was joined by fellow Suffolk players Katy Wilkinson Fella, Eleanor Kelk (both Ipswich), Olivia Haywood Smith, Freya Cooney (both Civil Service) and Megan Kennell (Brantham) were also picked to reach the final trials.