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Netball: Essex Open beat Billericay to edge closer to promotion from Mizuno Premier League Division Three

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 March 2018

Zoie Humphrey puts in a block for Essex Open against Billericay (pic: Essex Open)

Zoie Humphrey puts in a block for Essex Open against Billericay (pic: Essex Open)

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Sam Lawrence in action for Essex Open against Billericay (pic: Essex Open)Sam Lawrence in action for Essex Open against Billericay (pic: Essex Open)

Essex Open inched closer to promotion from Mizuno Premier League Division Three with an excellent 58-42 win at Billericay.

Open started well and had built an 18-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, with Maddie Oshodi in fine scoring form.

Despite a fightback from Billericay at the start of the second period, Essex were able to extend their advantage to 29-18 by half time.

The third quarter followed a similar pattern to the previous two, with Open stepping up a gear whenever Billericay threatened, taking a 44-29 lead into the last period.

Oshodi and Leah Humphries continued to score regularly in the final quarter as Essex ultimately ran out comfortable victors.

Essex Open: Humphrey, Odeogberin, Wilks, Morgan-Smith, Lawrence, Humphries, Oshodi, Stanley, Gooden.

• A lacklustre display from Essex Open A saw them go down to a last-second winner from New Cambell Green, losing 38-37 at home in Essex Met League Division One.

Despite the final result, Open held a slender two-goal advantage by the end of the first quarter, leading 11-9.

Both sides were struggling to score consistently with defences on top, but Essex worked hard to extend their lead to 21-17 by half time.

Open continued to look in control early in the third quarter, by a strong comeback from New Cambell saw them take a 30-29 lead into the final period.

Essex were left to rue a series of spurned chances in the final quarter, with New Cambell netting a last-gap winner to triumph.

Essex Open: Glenn, Stanley, Humphrey, Cambell, R Wilks, R Morgan-Smith, I Morgan-Smith, Livingstone, Humphries.

• Also in Division One, Essex Open B were soundly beaten by a strong Manor A side who shot well to ensure a 72-43 victory.

In Division Four, the C team eased to a 46-17 win against Marshalls Red, while Essex Open D lost 48-29 to leaders Leyton B.

Essex Open F guaranteed promotion from Division Eight with a56-35 win over Island Blue, while in the same division, the E squad beat New Cambell Orange 38-20.

The G team remain in the hunt for promotion from Division 10 despite being held to a 33-33 draw by Phoenix Flames seconds.

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