Narrow win for Banbridge

BANBRIDGE Ladies kicked off their netball Northern Ireland A2 League aganist Clann Eireann in St Peter’s GAA Club, Lurgan last Wednesday.

The locals had a strong start and led the match until half time (30-28) but a determined Clan Eireann started the third quarter strong and with a number of breaks in the Banbridge centre pass, took the lead at the end of the quarter (45-41).

After a team reshuffle going into the last quarter Banbridge defence came back stronger and picked up quite a few steals to give Banbridge an advantage and put them ahead by one goal.

After a very tense nail biting last quarter Banbridge kept their heads and final whistle saw Banbridge win the match 56-55. Player of the match was Joanne Kerr.

Team: GK Joanne Kerr, GD Cathy Buchannan, WD Lisa Trainor, C Emma Boyd, WA Lynn Donaldson, GA Sarah Porter, GS Paula McBride, Amanda Johnston, Lauren Redpath.

Next fixture : Banbridge Seconds v Phoenix Seconds in Ards Leisure Centre, 3pm, Saturday October 6.

The club would also like to encourage any girls from Primary 5-6 to come along and join their training sessions on Tuesday evenings in Banbridge Leisure Centre from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

For further information please see their Facebook page or contact Nancy on 07966488962