Netball: Essex Open maintain push for Mizuno Premier Division Three title as A team overcome Romford A in Essex Met League One

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 February 2018

Rebecca Wilks of Essex Open (pic: Essex Open)

Rebecca Wilks of Essex Open (pic: Essex Open)


A round-up of the latest matches involving Essex Open teams

Essex Open continued their promotion push in Mizuno Premier Division Three with a hard-earned 53-36 victory over Jersey Jets.

Open enjoyed a bright start to the match, with Rebecca Wilks, Rose Morgan-Smith and Sam Lawrence moving the ball quickly through the middle of the court.

Some quick goals from Leah Humphries and Maddie Oshodi ensured Essex held a 15-9 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

Open, though, suffered a blow midway through the second period as both Humphries and Morgan-Smith left the court injured.

Despite the loss of two players, Essex were able to take a 24-20 lead into the half-time interval.

Some careless play at the start of the third quarter allowed Jersey to close within a goal, but eventually Open regained control.

With momentum swinging back in favour of Essex, they increased their advantage to 39-28 by the end of the period.

Open were in no mood to relinquish their position and they continued to press forward in the last quarter.

England under-17 captain Jasmin Odeogberin kept Jets at bay as Essex collected another win to keep their place at the top of the table.

Open currently hold a two-point advantage over Leyton who sit second in the table and Cumberland only two points further back in third, with the title race set to go down to the wire.

Essex are next in action in the league on March 4 when they entertain Kent County.

Essex Open: Campbell, Odeogberin, Glenn, Humphrey, Wilks, Morgan-Smith, Lawrence, Scott-Preston, Oshodi.

• Essex Open A remain top of Essex Met League One after an emphatic 73-29 win against Romford A.

With Maddie Oshodi and Leah Humphries in excellent shooting form, Open were able to lead 20-5 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was much the same as the first with Essex dominant and by half time the game was as good as over, with the hosts 35-14 ahead.

Oshodi and Humphries continued to score at will after the interval as Open wrapped up a comfortable success to remain top of the table, eight points clear of New Cambell Green who are currently second.

Essex Open: Odeogberin, Glenn, N Wilks, R Wilks, Campbell, Humphries, Oshodi.

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