Scotland vs Cayman Islands


Scotland put on a dominant display, confidently winning 73-21 against the Cayman Islands.

After the spectacular opening ceremony featuring traditional pipes and drums, and highland dancers,  Scotland produced a crowd pleasing performance in the opening game of the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships. 

Although shaky at first they managed to find their stride by the end of the first quarter and lead 18-4. 

But ball handling and passing errors from both sides resulted in the ball moving end to end without being converted. Scotland put good pressure on the Cayman Islands to create the turnovers  but lost their possession as they moved through the court into attack. 

After finishing at half time leading 36-10, Scotland felt confident enough to bring some new faces onto the court, and their play continued to improve throughout the final 2 quarters. The Cayman Islands began to tire as they tried to keep up, but the home crowd spurred Scotland on to their first win.

Mary Tough, Scotland's U21 Coach, concluded the game saying  "It was a great win where we improved throughout the game, putting on a strong performance to set us up for the next match on Saturday.

Editorial courtesy of Farah Hasan, Planet Netball.

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