Dales too wily for Foxhounds

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FYLINGDALES and Whitby kept up their promotion push with another good win.

With the Dales missing influential threesome of Sammy Lee, Lorna Ready and Anna Welford, the squad was strengthened with Laura Purves, Beth Sanderson and Sammy Gibson coming in as replacements.

The first quarter was a close affair with the Dales just shading it 7-5, with some great long-range shooting from Jen Milburn and centre Beth Hellawell playing some great netball.

The second quarter was all the Dales as Sammy Gibson and Jo Raw started to put pressure on Foxhounds and Chloe Purves and Jen Milburn found the hoop to pull out a commanding 17-7 lead at half-time.

In the third quarter, Foxhounds tried to come back but Dales just shaded it again to go into the last quarter leading 25-11.

Foxhounds played their best netball of the match but Kelly Storr, Beth Sanderson and Laura Purves made sure they were kept in check for Dales to win 32-16.

Another great result and credit to Laura Purves and youngsters Beth Sanderson and Sammy Gibson for great debut performances.

Fylingdales and Whitby 32 Foxhounds 16