Ipswich ladies win tough physical battle

MSC Ipswich Ladies netball team went into this Open Regional League match knowing it was going to be hard and physical. Ipswich were on the ball from the start, capitalising on Watford's errors with superb shooting from Wicks and Rice, giving the home side a 14-8 lead at quarter time.

MSC Ipswich Ladies netball team went into this Open Regional League match knowing it was going to be hard and physical.

Ipswich were on the ball from the start, capitalising on Watford's errors with superb shooting from Wicks and Rice, giving the home side a 14-8 lead at quarter time.

Ipswich kept up the pressure with interceptions from Gray, Ewers and Blake enabling the shooters to take advantage and increase the lead to 27-18.

Watford regrouped at half time and a substitution to their defence helped their game.


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They forced Ipswich into making errors and their accurate shooters bought them back into the game winning that quarter and narrowing Ipswich's lead to 37-31.

Ipswich made one change, bringing the hard-working Holden on to the court replacing Ewers at wing defence.

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The Ipswich defence tightened up which was vital.

The team knew before going into the final quarter that they had to stand up to the physical contact by their opponents and play sensible netball and that is what they did, winning the match 47-41.

It was a great display of the team work and determination that has been shown throughout this season.

Ipswich will be feeling confident going into next week's away match against Essex side Eastwood.

Squad: Lisa Rice, Carly Wicks, Edwina Butterton, Avril Gray, Yvonne Ewers, Hannah Martindill, Dawn Blake, Sarah Holden, Jane Fison, Ali Sewell.

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