Mixed success

The successful Your Face netball team
The successful Your Face netball team
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Your Face and Karadents celebrated glory at the Gosport & Fareham mixed netball tournament at the weekend.

Your Face continued their dominance of the popular event by securing the group A title for the fourth year in a row.

Meanwhile, Karadents – regulars of the tournament – showed that persistence pays off after they were crowned group B winners for the very first time.

Split into two groups to divide the division ranking, the competition attracts teams from all over the south coast.

The standard has been rising year on year, but that hasn’t stopped Your Face from adding to their trophy haul.

This year, competing in group A, they demonstrated their prowess from the opening game as the team booked their place in the semi-final.

There, they defeated Youngsters 13-9, setting up a final match-up against Moby’s – 10-8 winners over Angels in the other last-four encounter

The group A final was close and tense, but Your Face proved too strong and ran out deserved 8-5 winners.

Your Face captain Louise Beames said: ‘I’d like to thank my mum for umpiring for us, the team for their great performance and Jason, Harry and Cleo for their support.

‘This is the fourth mixed tournament we have won in a row so bring on next year.’

In group B, Karadents had a super morning, winning all games as they progressed to the semi-finals against Mixers.

At full-time the scores were level at 3-3 but they eventually won 5-3 after extra-time.

Fareham Tigers 1 beat Youngstars 2 in the other semi-final 5-4.

However, the Tigers were no match for Karadents in the finale, losing 10-1.

‘This was the first time that Karadents had ever got through the group stage so to go on and win was a great achievement for us,’ said captain Helen Godden.

‘I was really pleased that everyone played so well and glad that we have finally found the winning formula.

‘I just hope we can be as successful next year.’

Tournament organiser Andrea Davis said: ‘Thank God the weather held out.

‘I’m glad we went ahead.

‘I would like to thank Alie Glenn, Helen Dunning and Sam Milligan for all of their help on the day and to the independent umpires who stepped in, the day was a success.’