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Fire win again in ASNL Championship

By Kern De Freitas kern.defreitas@trinidadexpress.com

Fire Service were the only Courts All Sectors
Netball League (ASNL) team to secure full points
in the Championship Division on Tuesday, when
they edged San Juan Jabloteh 36-35 in a strong
comeback after trailing by five goals at half-time
at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena in
Tacarigua.
And in the battle of the Armed Forces, Defence
Force could not separate themselves from Police
despite having led at the end of quarters two and
three, as the match ended in a 40-all stalemate.
In the Fire Service/Jabloteh encounter,
Jabloteh’s goal shoot Debra Bain netted a matchhigh
30 goals from her 48 attempts in a losing cause.
The other five goals went to goal attack Samantha
James.
Jabloteh led at the end of the first three periods,
taking the first 10-7, before stretching that lead
to 23-18 at the halfway stage. And at the end of the
third, that advantage had been closed to within a
goal, but Jabloteh were still ahead 29-28.
Fire’s goal shoot Aquila Blugh and goal attack
Nariba Grant scored 18 goals each from 27 and 35
attempts, respectively, to ensure victory for their
team.
Defence Force got 34 goals (49 attempts) from
goal shoot Melissa Snags, six (16) from goal attack
Cheryl Millington and a two-goal advantage with
one quarter left.
But goal shoot Patrice Goring rescued Police in
the final period, and her 39 goals (52) helped knot
things up. Goal attack Donnessa Wickham added
the other crucial goal.
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