GBC Mayhem roared back into action in round three of the All About Mixed Netball League at Cams Hill School in Fareham last month.
Having received a bye in the previous round, they were keen to rack some points up and climb the table.
And they did just that, with a 34-9 triumph over Southampton-based ABPMer, who had earlier beaten Babcock Ballers.
Mayhem hit the ground running and took a 8-2 lead in the first quarter.
ABP came back strong in the second quarter, scoring more goals but Mayhem responded and pulled away again. At half-time the score was 16-8.
Mayhem continued to increase their advantage before the final whistle blew with the score 34-9 in their favour.
The umpire’s choices of the best player on each team went to men – George Swanwick, for Mayhem, and Dan Williams, of ABPMer.
Organiser Helen Keet said: ‘The lads in both teams were all noticeably more netball proficient.
‘The umpires have been asked to keep control of the game but allow a little leniency towards the lads until they find their netball legs and understand the rules.
‘Safety for all players comes first and enjoyment a close second, so it is important the lads are learning correctly about the sport.
‘And our fantastic umpires are really helping them to make this a first-class experience.’
On court two, Estee Elites took on the Walton’s and their 23-2 victory did not really reflect the game.
The fun-loving Walton’s just enjoy playing and had a great match.
John McPheat was named umpire’s player for Elite for the third game in a row.
Travelopia Thunder played St Johns, who have recruited some tall male players.
And the latter made a slow start as the new recruits settled in.
There was a lot of fun on court, with both teams exchanging some netball banter before Thunder claimed a 21-6 win.
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Also this month there is a mixed tournament being held by the Gosport & Fareham Netball Association at Brune Park School on July 16.
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