Carly Henneh shone in Kingston netball firsts’ convincing victory over Brunel thirds, 32-18, putting an end to their recent poor form.
Kingston started brightly, scoring almost immediately and after taking the lead they never looked like they would lose it.
Cougars stand-in captain Fay Lewis said: “I’m really proud of the girls today. The last couple of weeks we haven’t performed, but we got it back on track today. Definitely back on form again.”
A large crowd at Tolworth Court saw Kingston dominate each quarter, scoring some lovely goals and stopping many Brunel attacks through accurate interceptions.
The first quarter was played at a blistering pace, with goal attack Henneh scoring several times helping Kingston to a strong early lead, seemingly knocking Brunel’s confidence as they misplaced a number of straight forward passes.
Brunel’s errors continued through-out the match and they never got close to catching Kingston, who improved in each quarter.
Close to Varsity
Kate Wills and fellow goal shooter Sophie Milton, were drafted in from the second team and both showed why they deserved the opportunity to play at the higher level. Throughout the match they scored vital goals to strengthen Kingston’s position.
After two disappointing results in recent weeks, including a heavy defeat to Imperial, the win will hopefully set Kingston back on track as they get closer to Varsity and a grudge match against rivals Surrey University.
Lewis added: “This is all really good training for Varsity.”