Misfits set themselves apart with top displays

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Progress is good for Misfits who are blazing a trail up the Gosport & Fareham League.

The team only linked up three years ago and joined division seven back in March of this year.

They were not hanging around long at that level as they secured promotion in their maiden season, finishing second to Martinis, who were the only side to beat them.

Now captain Kerri Harris has set her sights on taking the team up another level after making an impressive start to life in division six.

They lead the table after three wins and only one defeat so far.

Harris said: ‘We were entered into division seven and we came second, having only lost two games (both against Martinis).

‘We also managed a goal difference of 308 – the highest of any team in GFNA (Gosport & Fareham Netball Association) last season, so we are very proud.

‘Our season has got off to a really good start and fingers crossed it continues.’

Despite some changes in personnel, the team has now remained consistent, which could be the key to their success.

Harris said: ‘Over the years, we have found some new players through friends at work.

‘But we have now had the same team (bar one new player this season) for the past two years or so and this has ensured we remain consistent.

‘We have had our fair share of injuries and a few broken bones, though, over the past two years.

‘And we also have two players out due to pregnancy at the moment.

‘They both can’t wait to get back. It’s a really great team and while we are competitive, we all just enjoy playing every week.

‘Last season was great for us and we were all really pleased with being promoted after our first season in Gosport and we hope to do well again this season.

The team were formed after joining up for fun initially.

Harris added: ‘The team was originally set up and entered into the Total Netball League in Fareham, about three years ago, as a bit of fun and exercise.

‘But after a couple of seasons, we decided we wanted to play in a more competitive league and so we joined GFNA last season.’

Misfits do not have a sponsor at the moment.

If anyone is interested in getting on board with them contact Kerri Harris on seymourkerri@hotmail.com.

Misfits’ next game is tonight at 7pm against Fareham Hornets.