Promotion hat-trick the goal for Misfits

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Misfits are eyeing a third promotion in the Gosport & Fareham League.

Kerri Harris has already steered her troops from division seven up to division five in the space of four seasons.

They have started the current term well, too – sitting fourth with three wins and a draw in their opening five games.

And after their rapid rise through the ranks, Harris is hoping her squad can stay fit and mount another challenge for honours.

‘We have now been playing in 
division five for the past two seasons,’ said the captain.

‘We didn’t have a great summer season last season – because of 
injuries.

‘Our goal-shooter Sam Ward sprained her ankle quite early which had a big impact on us.

‘We are really pleased with how this season is going so far, though. Hopefully it will continue.’

Having previously competed in the Total Netball League, Misfits joined the Gosport & Fareham League in March 2013.

They began in division seven and secured promotion in their maiden season – finishing second to Martinis, who were the only team to beat them.

Misfits’ fine start to life in the league continued the following term when they finished second again and earned a spot in the fifth tier.

‘The team was originally set up and entered into the Total Netball League in Fareham almost fours ago as a bit of fun and exercise,’ said Harris.

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

‘We were entered into division seven and we came second, having only lost two games.

‘So we went up to division six for the winter season. We came second that season, too.

‘So far we have really enjoyed being part of the Gosport & Fareham League.

‘We are all really committed to the team and love playing.

‘I have been captain for about two-and-a-half years.

‘We are all really good friends and regularly get together outside of netball.’

Misfits, who face Wildcats next Thursday, have the backing of sponsor, Handy Maids, an independent cleaning company owned and managed by former soldier Craig Dyer.