Netball: Gem of a display from Epworth over Sapphires

Epworth's Chelsea Croxall. Picture: Andrew Roe
Epworth's Chelsea Croxall. Picture: Andrew Roe

Epworth Ladies Netball Club continued their rich vein of form with a 23-19 win over Sapphires.

Goal attacker Cassie Ellis led by example as the Isle club’s experience proved to be the catalyst towards a fifth win on the bounce.

Their strength and determination proved too much for an aggressive Sapphires squad as the combination of goal defence Kirstie Hinds and goalkeeper Chelsea Croxall stood tall to deny their opponents in front of the basket.

Croxall was awarded player of the match for the Division Two outfit.

The win saw Epworth climb into fifth spot in a Doncaster Summer League made up of Division One and Two clubs.

Epworth were due to play their final game of the season last night.

Epworth: GK Chelsea Croxall, GD Kirstie Hinds, WD Rebecca Leggott, C Hayley Astle, WA Laura Maxfield, GA Cassie Ellis and GS Lauren Kiddle.