Charity bash is all Wrong – but so right

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The walking netball festival was a big success

Stroll Sisters enjoy walking netball festival success

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It was double delight for the girls from Wrong Direction.

Their sides – Wronguns and Wrong Direction – shared the top spots in the Portsmouth League’s annual ladies’ Children In Need tournament.

Wronguns defeated Wrong Direction 10-8 in what proved to be the decider as they lifted the crown.

Just seven teams competed in the event, so some games proved slightly mismatched.

But nonetheless there were some energetic and enthusiastic displays – especially from Hornets and BSM.

They never gave up the fight – even against the big guns.

After the Wrong teams took the top two places, it was left to Where’s Wally and Meon to battle out for third and fourth spot.

Meon proved to be the dominant force, inspired by some fine shooting by Rachel Corkett.

There was little to separate the top two.

They produced great defence and inspirational shooting as well as a little showboating at times.

But it was Wronguns who claimed victory after a late turnover and goal put them ahead.

They then followed up with another goal from the restart to put the game beyond Wrong Direction.

Portsmouth Netball Association tournament secretary Clair Buckland said: ‘It was good to see faces from various divisions from local leagues competing.

‘Thank you to all the teams that took part in helping raise money and to the expert helpers on the night.

‘We were short on umpires, so special thanks to Lesley Bruton, Nickie Bowen, Nicky Keenan and Amy Meadows for stepping in to give Marony Choppen and Helen Dunning some breaks.’

A grand total of £550 – from the ladies and mixed tournaments – was raised.