NETBALL: Tornadoes take title

Crawley White Tornadoes won the Luton, Dunstable and District Netball League Division Two title after finishing their campaign with a 46-30 win over Dunstable Diamonds.

Crawley White Tornadoes
Crawley White Tornadoes

In the match played at Barnfield West Academy, Hayley Willen’s Whites were in scintillating form as they disposed of their strong opponents.

Both teams started strongly but Whites’ midcourt were once again in control as they took the game to Diamonds.

Annabel Powell (C), Chloe Wiles (WA) and Charlotte Carrie’s (WD) passing and movement was exceptional.

They continually left the Diamonds chasing shadows as they threaded balls into Sophie Edwards (GS) and Georgia Turner (GA), creating numerous shooting opportunities, to lead 22-17 at half time.

Diamonds were proving a tough nut to crack and Whites knew that quarter three was going to decide the outcome of the game.

A flurry of goals followed as Willen’s team came out with all guns blazing firing in six unanswered attempts.

Diamonds were now on the rack, as with Leah Deverick (GD) and Bronte James (GK) all over the Dunstable outfit’s attack, they only conceded a paltry five goals.

Whilst the Whites defence were making their mark, in attack the goals were still flying in as Edwards put some amazing shots from anywhere in the circle while Turner was in brilliant form.

As the whistle ended the third quarter Whites had taken a 35-22 lead.

The final quarter showed why Whites are the league champions as showing patience and composure throughout, they triumphed 46-30. Player of the game was Carrie (WD) as she picked up the honour for the 13th time this season.

This game ended an exceptional league campaign for Whites too, as they took 97 points from a possible 100 to claim the Division Two title.