MTL Queens draw blank in Lilongwe: Malawi GOtv netball championship

MTL Queens had a fruitless trip to the capital city Lilongwe in the GOtv Netball Champions League as they failed to register any victory in their  encounters.

In their first game , MTL Queens drew 34-34 against Bingu Tigresses, in a match which they have all the reasons to blame the umpire who blew the whistle to mark the end of the game when they were on a dot to notch the winning basket.

Led by their vastly experienced green shooter Mary ‘Atcheya’ Waya, MTL were a marvel to watch as they ruled the first quarter with 10-8 baskets before a 16-16 neck to neck result in the second quarter.

The tempo of the game changed in the third quarter as Tigresses through their slippery shooter Sindi Simutowe and Linda Magombo were unstoppable with a 26-21 victory.

oyce Mvula's was in form..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
oyce Mvula’s was in form..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

MTL Queens woes continued in their second match against Civonets when they were pruned 42-39 baskets.

This was Civo’s first victory since the inception of the GOtv Challenge.

The Blantyre based giants kicked-off the match on a high note as they led in three quarters 11-7, 20-18,30-29 before Civo accelerated their gear in the last quarter with the vocal support from the home fans.

Bingu Tigresses Vs Escom Sisters

In a commercial city derby between Escom Sisters and Bingu Tigresses, the match ended in favour of the electricians, who clipped the Kanjedza township based girls 44-30 baskets.

The victory means that Escom Sisters have dislodged Tigresses top of the table.

In another fierce battle, Blue Eagles Sisters were on rampage as they beat Escom Sisters by 40-36 baskets.

The Cops led in all the four quarters.

With the help of their sharp shooter Joyce Mvula, the Cops led 11-10, 22-18,32-24 before switching off power in the final quarter.

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