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St George’s slayed by KU netball

By River Reporter Mar 7, 2013

KU women’s netball rose from last weeks defeat and had no problem beating the visitors from St George’s on Wednesday.  Ryan Rocastle

Tori Jackson proved the catalyst as Kingston netball team comfortably beat St George’s 36-18.

After a humiliating 57-20 defeat to Reading last week, the girls bounced back in style powering past St George’s in a convincing performance at Tolworth court.

Captain Adeva Bryan, who missed the game through injury said: “I think the team came together after a bad loss last week. Everybody wanted to come back with a vengeance and show that they can actually play netball.”

Kingston win game in first quarter

The first quarter was what decided the match. Kingston came fast out of the blocks and St George’s could not handle the speed of their passing moves. 

They had wing defence Tori Jackson to thank for this as her interceptions and reading of the game allowed the Cougars to break quickly from defence to attack. By the end of the quarter Kingston had a huge lead of 15-3.

The girls dropped the tempo of their play in the second quarter and St George’s improved. However goal shooter Katie Williams was beginning to find her form, converting some difficult chances. The quarter was tied 5-5 giving Kingston a 24-8 lead.

The third quarter had lots of play but both sides were wasteful in their final pass, with many moves breaking down.  It was good to see wing attack Charlotte Rose come on despite not being fully fit. Kingston went into the final quarter of the match with a 29-13 lead.

In the last quarter the Cougars tried to emulate some of the quick moves they were playing in the first fifteen minutes but St George’s defended much better.

Attention turns to the next few weeks

Losing captain of St George’s Hannah Burn said: “When we played Kingston in the last match we won. In the second half of this one we drew so I’m hoping when we play them next week we will put things straight.”

Kingston’s next fixture will be the local derby against Surrey in what will be a warm up for the big Varsity match on March 20.  

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