Diamonds shine over MTL Queens

Much improved Diamonds yet again underscored their superiority over MTL Queens in the OG Issa Southern Region Netball League encounter after beating those 38-30 in an early throw-off on Saturday at Blantyre Youth Centre.

Diamonds victory means that they have wrapped up the first round on the second slot behind highly flying Complex Tigresses.

Despite missing the services of their goal keeper Towera ‘Tobe’ Vinkhumbo, who was nursing an injury which she sustained during Thursdays training, Diamonds  pressed for an early lead and they got it courtesy of rising shooter Jessica ‘Agogo’ Mazengera  and Sarudzai Gondwe.

Riana Mtenje holds the ball as other players looks on...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Riana Mtenje holds the ball as other players looks on…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The combination of the two was so dreadful that it confused MTL Queens defence, who succumbed to pressure in all the quarters.

Realizing the danger MTL Queens through their goal defender Joana Kachilika, Riana Mtenje and Pilirani Msukwa  tried to come back into the game but struggled to penetrate through Tigresses defence which was well marshalled by Caro ‘Ayuda’ Ngwira.

Another notable problem for MTL Queens was in their goal shooting department where they missed a lot of scoring opportunities due to lack of experience.

In all the quarters Diamonds showed no mercy as Mazengera  continued to torment their opponents  by notching
more baskets as her team went on to secure victory.

Diamonds coach Griffin Saenda  said he was happy with  the win calling it positive development.

MTL Queens captain Joana Kachilika said they will come with new ideas in the second round .

Southern Region Netball League general secretary Annie Hanjahanja hailed all the teams for stunning performances in the entire first round and assured netball lovers to expect for more competition in the second round.

Action packed game.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Action packed game.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Caro Ngwira passing the ball....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Caro Ngwira passing the ball….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Diamonds coach Saenda giving tactical advises to the players during recess.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Diamonds coach Saenda giving tactical advises to the players during recess.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Watching the game in progress
Watching the game in progress
Towera Vinkhumbo watched the match from the bench due to an injury....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Towera Vinkhumbo watched the match from the bench due to an injury….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Shiera Dimba with the ball during the game.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Shiera Dimba with the ball during the game.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
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