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London Netball Academy celebrate trio of wins

PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:04 30 October 2018

London Netball Academy had plenty of reason to celebrate last Sunday (pic: London Netball Academy)

London Netball Academy had plenty of reason to celebrate last Sunday (pic: London Netball Academy)

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London Netball Academy celebrated on Sunday afternoon following the success of three teams walking away with wins.

The club’s under-19 team impressed in a 28-8 friendly victory over a team from the Harrow Back to Netball programme.

In the under-14 section, LNA and Hemel Hempstead-based club Shelly fought tirelessly throughout the match and were tied up for most of each quarter.

Attacking players Nikita Haria and Charlize McFarlane were repositioned into defence, which made a significant impact to the game.

It was a nail-biting last quarter, but the whistle went with LNA winning 16-15.

LNA’s under-11 team, meanwhile, took on Radlett-based JNA, but with only six players available, it was always going to be a tough match.

To their credit, the youngsters put their lack of players to one side and by half time LNA were leading 6-2.

The six girls performed superbly, especially with no substitutes to give them a break when tired.

Despite training since the summer term, the match was a debut for Lizzie Wortsman who was fantastic at wing attack, feeding the ball around the circle and into the shooters.

Captained by Xarina Kothari, the under-11s’ hard work was rewarded with a 10-4 victory.

LNA under-11s: Wijaytilake, Kothari, Gravesande, Lawrence, Wortsman, McFarlane.

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