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Cup Finals 2019 - Fifth Division

Bedford & District Netball League held their Cup Finals showcasing its talented players and teams of the season. Six exciting and close matches took place at the University of Bedfordshire which were well supported by their respective enthusiastic and vocal followers. Jo Brewster the England Netball Development Coach presented the trophies for the evening.

The fifth division match between Westoning Sapphires and Shefford Wildcats. Both were young teams and both displayed some skillfull netball boding well for the future of the game. Sapphires were unlucky with their shooting with the ball bouncing around the ring before dropping out but once they had broken the ice their shooters Catherine and Carolyne Johnson went on to put some shots away. Combined with clever interceptions from Hannah James, Megan Pearce and Megan Willis they took the first quarter 9-7.

After their nervous start Wildcats found their form with some fast passing and shooting from Katie Goodwin and Abbie Hull in the circle and their confidence grew. Defenders Holly French, Niamh Fairweather and Sophie Carroll were now reading the Sapphires game and with Sapphires shots once again bouncing around the ring and out Wildcats won the quarter 5-3.

The third quarter was neck and neck with great encouragement for both teams from their supporters Wildcats came out ahead 10-8. With all to play for in the final quarter the game was frantic with Sapphires needing to win by 3 goals but they made too many mistakes in their effort to take the lead despite an outstanding goal from Carolyne Johnson from the edge of the circle, Wildcats Becca Maxwell at centre steered her team to a 6-3 win.

Shefford Wildcats were the winners of the fifth division Cup with Westoning Sapphires Hannah James named Player Of the Match. The umpires were Emma Mellett and Katherine Kouwenberg. 

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