Misfits show they belong in top division

Misfits enjoyed a winning start to life in Portsmouth League premier division one, edging out fellow promoted side Blue Bells.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 9:00 am
The Misfits team

Misfits, who claimed premier division two honours last season, were indebted to Carrie Wayman – who donned the shooter bib and thrived out of position – to lead her side to a hard-fought 32-31 success.

Early pacesetters in the division are Teamforce who stormed into top spot with a 60-27 victory over Gems.

Elsewhere, an impressive all-round team performance saw Angels claim a 52-23 win over six-player Stars 2.

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Great defence, court play and shooting won the day for Angels, although Jodie Jones impressed for Stars – covering two positions.

Reigning champions Stars 1 began the defence of their title with a surprise 36-27 reverse at the hands of Wrong Direction, who did well to maintain a lead throughout the contest.

In premier division two, an impressive third-quarter showing paved the way for Trojan to beat Skywatch 37-26.

Promoted outfit Westowen pushed Scorpios – relegated from premier division one last term – all the way but came up just short in a 37-35 loss.

Jo Huntley was dominant in defence for Westowen but her eye-catching display was unable to bring a victory to the side.

Cowplain Cruisers’ new kit seemed to bring them some good luck as they beat recently-promoted Magics 42-23 to move to the top of the table.

Falcons sit in second spot in the early standings after running out 51-35 victors over Taylor Cocks.

In division one, pacesetters AMG beat SOS 32-17, with promoted Heaven Sent just one goal behind after seeing off BMS 35-21.

Elsewhere, Dolphins beat Junction 40-34 with super shooting from newcomer Chris Allen and Blueberries played their part in a well-contested game in their new division as they were held to a 31-31 draw at Cartek.

In division two, Zest beat Jelly Tots 42-31 and Teamforce 2 enjoyed a comfortable 39-15 win against Passion.

Hard-working Jelly Beans saw off Fusion 39-26 and 10th Hole Tigers just claimed a losing point in their game against JPC as it finished 32-16.

In division three, Cocktails were strong from the off as they beat Springers Right 53-22 and table-toppers Hornets impressed all over in a 56-7 win over Westowen Reds.

Purbrook Poppies carried on their winning streak after completing an unbeaten division four campaign last time out to defeat Pebbles 34-26 and Springers Left were also victorious, winning 23-14 against Flames.

In division four, new team Westowen Hotshots beat five-player Chameleons 47-11 with a strong defence and attack and Purbrook Petals showed no mercy to their club members Polka dots as they beat them 49-15.

Six-player Woodmancote were outstanding as they beat Abar Tigers 31-22 but Dragons, also playing with six, lost out to Purple Chaos 29-26 in a game that could have gone either way.