Trinidad & Tobago v Northern Ireland

 

TRINIDAD IMPROVE 2009 RANKING BY ENTERING TOP EIGHT

Trinidad & Tobago and Northern Ireland squared up for a place in the top eight, and it was Trinidad who won the contest, eventually pulling away in the second half to implant a 20 goal gap over their opponents.

Northern Ireland won the first quarter 13 goals to 10 and the intense battle heated up as Trinidad edged closer and closer, until in the 28th minute when they levelled the scores to 20 all.

They scored again and despite some pressure from Northern Ireland who were at their heels for most of the game, they never relinquished the lead.

Trinidad's GK Chervelle Cox made life difficult in the circle for Northern Ireland's GS Jenna Bowman, and at the other end of the court GS Samantha Wallace won the ball consistently with her strong pull ins, helping Trinidad stride away even more.

In the third quarter the Caribbean side took off the brake, and with the help of off a supportive crowd, managed to secure a good lead going into the final stanza.

They won the game comfortably 56-36 and are delighted to advance to the quarter finals, to already beat their 2009 WYNC placing of 10th.

Editorial courtesy Harriet Millard, Planet Netball
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Northern Irish Vice Captain Kirstie McCammon

Trinidad & Tobago's Vice Captain Jellene Richardson

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