The ENG YNPL was back underway after over 4 months away and now the league can focus on showcasing the best youth netball has to offer with without much distraction.
A great day in the sun saw Ryland NC, Magic NC, AP Saints & Teignbridge Titans maintain their 100% winning records in the U12 league and Poole NC, Turnford NC and Eagles NC did the same in the U13 league. Eagles U12, CD Phoenix U13, Sutton Town NC U13 also got their first wins in the league
AP Saints NC 22 Vs Poole NC 14
A great start to the league for AP Saints NC who have replaced Little Sutton in this league. Both teams started well and it was a cagey opening 10 mins with AP Saints NC taking a small lead going into the second quarter. Poole NC managed to get back into the game in the second quarter, but this only triggered AP Saints to push harder and backed by their incredible Goal Shooter they took a 13-6 lead going into half time. The rest of the game saw both teams play good netball but Poole had no answer for AP Saints NC Goal Shooter who was in incredible form.
TTNC 21 Vs Abbey Flyers Nomads 5
TTNC maintained their 100% winning record in the league with a comfortable win over a much improved Abbey Flyers Nomads side. Both teams seemed to have post lockdown rustiness in front of the post in this tie with TTNC finally coming alive in the final quarter to score their highest amount of goals in a quarter of play.
Weston Park Blades 11 Vs Ryland NC 18
With both teams winning their opening games this was a early top of the table battle. The opening quarter was close with Ryland taking a narrow 4-3 lead going into the second quarter. In the second quarter Ryland upped the gears and pulled away from WPB who like alot of teams showed post lockdown rustiness in front of the posts. The game then saw both sides struggle to grab control of the game with turnovers happening more frequently and also shots being missed.
Matrix NC 13 Vs Eagles NC 32
A dominant performance from Eagles NC saw them bounce back from a previous round defeat to show their true quality in this tie. A ruthless display through-out saw them dominate a Matrix NC side who were playing their first game in this league. Only in the final quarter did the pace of the game slow down, but Eagles will be hoping now to challenge for the top spots in the league.
Magic NC 26 Vs Maulden NC 4
Magic maintained their 100% winning record in the league after a dominant performance against Maulden NC. They key to Magic's success once again was their amazing defence who restricted a very much improved Maulden to limited chances through-out this tie. Terrific shooting in the final quarter sealed the victory for Sussex side.
TTNC 22 Vs Eagles NC 27
A great game saw two of the leagues most talented sides go toe to toe in a tie that was gripping from the start to the finish. Eagles NC started the better out of the two sides and punished TTNC for missed shots. With their shooters hardly putting a foot wrong they went into the 2nd quarter 8-3 ahead. TTNC improved in the 2nd quarter and chipped away at the Eagles lead due to their mid court players now finding passes to put their shooters in a better position to score. As the 3rd quarter got underway it took the same theme with TTNC reducing the Eagles sides ability to find their shooters and forcing them into errors. With some brutal physical play from both sides it was really going to an amazing final quarter with the score being 14-17 in favour of Eagles. The final quarter saw Eagles repeat the same performance of the first quarter and they broke down TTNC to finally get some light between the score and record a very important win.
Poole NC 34 Vs Matrix NC 10
Poole NC continued their winning start to this league but the score doesn't reflect how the game went. Matrix NC started brilliantly and forced numerous turnovers in a frantic opening quarter. The only problem was Matrix failed on numerous occasions to score when forcing Poole NC into mistakes which gave the oppression of a one sided game. Every quarter followed the same theme and Poole NC had to work for this win. Matrix NC will need this fighting spirit with another tough game up next against Turnford NC.
Starz NC 9 Vs Sutton Town NC 16
Sutton Town NC recorded their first win of the league after a scrappy win over Starz NC. Both teams struggled to get any fluency in their play and that was reflected in this low scoring game. Starz NC did come to life in the final quarter and will be hoping to continue that form going into the next round of games.
Ryland NC 9 Vs Turnford NC 42
A ruthless display by Turnford NC saw them win this tie and record their second win of the league campaign. Ryland NC struggled to cope with the intensity and aggression of a Turnford who defended well and had the excellent shooting of Coco Williams to help keep momentum on both sides of the court.
CD Phoenix 38 Vs Herts Hornets NC 18
CD Phoenix bounced back after a opening round defeat to Turnford with an impressive victory over Herts Hornets. Through-out the game their energy and competitive spirit was the difference and they controlled proceedings from defence to attack. Herts Hornets NC tried to stay in the tie with their Goal Attack trying in vain to make things happen, but in the end it was too much for one player to take on.