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A gruelling day of netball at Lochaber High School on Sunday when Fort William Falcons played two league matches back-to-back against Inverness Rubies and Inverness Diamonds.
The first match against Rubies started well with the Falcons taking an early lead. The Rubies fought back but not quite enough to catch up.
Fort William pushed on and with some strong defensive interceptions and fantastic shooting were able to secure the victory 56-36. Falcons team captain, Rebecca Christopher, was awarded Player of the Match for her work at goal defence.
After a full-on first match the somewhat exhausted Falcons took to the court again ready to take on the leading team in the league, Inverness Diamonds.
The Fort outfit fought hard for the whole 60 minutes but it wasn’t to be, with the Diamonds emerging victorious 51-43. Such an enjoyable game though with everyone coming away with a smile on their face.
Star shooter, Karen Breslin, was awarded player of the match – not surprising considering her tenacity in the circle and consistently on-target shooting.
Looking back on the same matches last season, Falcons were overwhelmed to see the comparison – Falcons versus Rubies was 30-27, while Falcons versus Diamonds saw a 21-71 result.
So it is fair to say Falcons have come a long way and are in no doubt they can carry on improving.
An the Falcons told the Lochaber Times; ‘We have to say a massive thank you to Sharyn Morgan for umpiring both games for the Falcons. And also to everyone who came along to support the team and help out with scoring and time-keeping.
‘A team can’t survive with players alone so we’re always grateful for the support we receive.’
The victorious Falcons team, left, with their Inverness Rubies.
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