Passion suffer at hands of Cartek

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Super shooting from Rebecca Johnson helped Cartek put an understrength Purbrook Passion to the sword in a 58-14 success in division two.

Missing several players because of holidays, the Purbrook outfit asked a number of youngsters to step up.

And while they never gave up, dominant defending from Abby Bowley and smart passing by Natalie Nimmo put Cartek in command.

Clare Searle and Pippy Dicken worked tirelessly for Passon but Cartek claimed the win to seal third spot in the table.

Elsewhere, Teamforce III capped a superb season by clinching second spot in division four.

Brilliant court play from Alice Turnball helped them defeat Abar Tigers 21-6 in their final fixture to secure promotion.

Zephra Atkins was outstanding in defence as she tipped and claimed interceptions, meanwhile Yasmin Cupples shot well from all areas of the circle.

Abar worked hard to stay in the game – with Steph Leonard putting pressure on her opponent and Grace Spencer working tirelessly attacking down court.

But Teamforce super display won them the game and completed a season in which they were only beaten twice.


There is a work place Back to Netball festival being held on Wednesday, September 9 from 6pm at Bransbury Park.

The festival is aimed at ladies aged 16-plus who don’t play regular competitive netball.

Each team can have one league player with a maximum of 12 players and it is free to enter.

A £30 deposit is required but this will get refunded on the night.

There will be a free coaching session an hour before the start.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, September 2.

Contact Matt Birch for an entry form or email for more information.

Shooting Stars are holding a summer tournament on Sunday, September 13 at Bransbury Park.

Contact Jane Jewell for an entry form at

Entry is £40 and there will be a refundable deposit of £40.

There will be a cake stall, shooting competition and other activities on the day.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, September 1.

Many teams are looking for players in the Portsmouth League.

If you would like to join a side, email and your details will be passed on.