Typhoons storm to regional play-offs

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Four netball teams from across the county battled it out in the under 16s Lincolnshire County League play-offs at Lincoln University.

They were vying for two places in the regional play-offs, which will take place this Sunday and Sunday, March 29, and keen to book their place were Sleaford Barge Typhoons.

In their opening game, Typhoons faced Lincoln Navy first. They started off quite nervously making errors, particularly with their passing, and by the end of the first quarter they held a slender advantage, 7-6.

But once the Sleaford side settled down and got into their stride, they moved further ahead to lead 16-9 at half time, and they continued the momentum to run out comfortable winners, 33-18.

The second game saw Typhoons up against their toughest rivals, Brigg Black. The game started off with Sleaford turning over the ball from the Brigg centre pass for an early score. Brigg fought back to level it at 1-1, and throughout the first quarter the teams exchanged goal for goal, with Brigg nudging ahead 8-6 by the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter it was still anyone’s game, with Sleaford moving to within one goal, trailing 11-12 at half-time.

An even third quarter saw Sleaford edge ahead 20-19, before finishing strongly to win 29-24.

Up against Brigg Blue in their final game, Sleaford were in confident mood and stormed to an easy 48-7 win, to qualify for the regional play-offs at Loughborough University.

Brigg Black also qualified.