11 Jan 2019

The Horsham Primary Schools Netball League resumed for 2019 this week at Collyer’s with the final first phase Division B meeting. It was a bit of a hotch-potch affair as two of the teams, All Saints A and Greenway B, were absent for different reasons but Shelley A turning up unexpectedly as a guest team but hey-ho they were welcomed to join in the fun to preview some of the opponents they’ll be playing in Phase 2 of Division B having been relegated from the top echelon before Christmas.

So out of five matches played on the night four were undertaken as friendlies and one, Heron Way versus St Andrew’s B, played as the final league match. St Andrew’s needed a big win against the Herons to overturn a four point deficit behind them and a significant goal difference disadvantage too, but it was possible on paper. Unfortunately on tarmac such a shock never came to pass as Heron Way confidently ran out 3-0 winners to secure the second promotion slot along with Warnham who were already assured of that privilege at the end of the last meeting.

In the friendlies that proceeded on a bitterly cold night Warnham emphasized the dominance they’ve enjoyed over this division by giving guests Shelley A a frosty 10-5 reception whilst on the other court St Andrew’s B warmed up for their big Heron Way encounter with an exciting 4-4 draw over Plaistow and Kirdford. Shelley A then showed that a difficult Division A experience had not doused their enthusiasm nor dented their confidence as they dealt well with Plaistow/Kirdford’s challenge to emerge 7-2 winners of that one. Both Warnham and Heron Way signed off from Div B with a meeting between themselves in which the Warnies hit top form again to come out 6-1 victors. Never mind Heron Way, you’ll have your opportunity for revenge when you play them again in the second phase of Division A in the weeks to come.

RESULTS

FRIENDLY

St Andrew’s B 4

v

Plaistow/Kirdford 4

FRIENDLY

Warnham 10

v

Shelley A 5

Heron Way 3

v

St Andrew’s B 0

FRIENDLY

Plaistow 2

V

Shelley 7

FRIENDLY

Warnham 6

V

Heron Way 1

NOTE

Warnham* v Greenway and

All Saints A v Plaist/Kirdford* matches both awarded by default to the starred team

TABLE

POS’N

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

GOALS FOR

GOALS AG’ST

POINTS

1

Warnham - P

5

5

0

0

34

3

25

2

Heron Way - P

5

4

1

0

16

11

21

5

Plaistow/Kirdford

5

2

3

0

7

13

14

3

St Andrew’s B

5

2

3

0

14

20

13

4

All Saints A

5

2

3

0

8

17

12

6

Greenway B

5

0

5

0

4

19

5

5 pts for a win, 3 pts for a draw, 2 pts for a loss where score 50% or more of opponent’s score

1 pts for a loss where score less than 50% of opponent’s score, 0 pts for a no-show

P = Promoted