WESTOWEN made a flying start as the All-About Netball League winter season began on a sunny evening.
Due to expansion within the league as they increased to a fourth division a second venue was needed as well as Cams Hill School, Fareham.
And Bridgemary School was the perfect choice.
In division one Westowen started as they had finished last season with a win against Warriors 41-20.
Warriors have suffered the loss of Poppy Hudson, their goal attack, as she relocated with work commitments.
They look to have some versatile new players but need time to settle.
Bounties lost 37-17 to the improving Cams Chaos.
And it was in the shooting circle that players were voted as best and fairest – Vicky Heart for Bounties with some tough defending and Amanda Cook for Chaos who was shooting well.
Netstars and Wildcats both newly promoted to division one had their first game.
And Netstars came out on top 25-12 although Laura Murdoch, shooting for Wildcats, was the outstanding player of the match.
Swanmore beat Cams Hill School 21-8.
Megan Wallace was named as players’ player for Cams and Catherine Smith for her defence for Swanmore.
In division two Knowle Hotshots beat Cams Commotion 44-19, as Kerry Carter was on form.
She was firing goals in from any part of the shooting circle making hard work for the young Cams defence.
Laura Barnes, centre for Commotion, was doing her best to slow Knowle down, taking some incredible interceptions from them.
Shooting Stars beat Tornadoes 20 -12 with Nicky Ford players’ player for her strong defence as goal keeper for Stars.
Hughes & King beat Digits 17-14 with Suzy Gudgeon guiding her team to victory with encouraging words from the circle.
Division three team Avengers had a positive win, with some top goals by Helen Godden, beating Allsorts 32-10.
Fareham Fireflies Lilac made a flying start with a 26-6 win over Cams Squidgys.
Charlotte Jenkins for Lilac and Margot Wareham for Squidgys were best and fairest players.
Oceans lost 25-19 to Cams Confusion.
Gwyneth Down helped with some goals.
In the new division four Delme Diamonds played the play-and-pay team Anyones, who had some experienced players, and only just lost 16-11.
Gemma Oliver played superbly for Diamonds.
Portsmouth Pivotals lost 16-7 to Estee Elites, with Elite Lucy Heaton having a perfect debut.
Lynsey Windsor-Davis was voted best and fairest for Cams Cyclones who lost 17-4 to Mixers.