Misfits look the part in league competition

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Misfits are feeling right at home in the Gosport & Fareham League.

Despite only joining the competition in March of last year, they have already enjoyed two promotions.

Injuries and unavailability failed to put the brakes on their progress during the winter.

And they are now eyeing a fight for division five glory.

‘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 skipper Kerri Harris.

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

Entered into division seven, Misfits secured promotion in their maiden season – finishing second to Martinis, who were the only side to defeat them all term.

Harris said: ‘We only lost two games, so we went up to division six for the winter season.’

And again Misfits had a fantastic campaign, finishing second in the sixth tier and securing another promotion – this time to division five.

‘We, again, came second, so we are now playing in division five for the first time,’ said the skipper.

‘Last season was difficult due to injuries and we had two players pregnant, so some weeks we only had six players or had to use floaters.

‘But this season we should have all our players back and are really excited to be in division five and hope we have a good season.

‘We have really enjoyed being part of the Gosport & Fareham League.

‘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 currently sit in fourth spot in the fifth division, having won one of their three games so far.

The team has secured a new sponsor for the season, Handy Maids – an independent cleaning company owned and managed by former soldier Craig Dyer.

Servicing the Portsmouth area, the family-run business carries out all kinds of domestic and office cleaning.

Harris added: ‘They have helped us to buy a new kit. They are extremely pleased to be able to support one of our local netball teams in their hunt for success.’

Misfits’ next game is on Thursday, April 24 against MegaMix (8.30pm).

Don’t miss The News on Monday for Gosport & Fareham League tables.