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Blue Waters netball club’s fight for survival takes a dent

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Blue Waters Netball Club’s quest to avoid relegation suffered a major setback in Kuisebmund Stadium over the weekend as they suffered two damaging defeats to Tigers and Afrocat Lions in the Namibia Netball Premier League competition. Waters faced Tigers in […]

Blue Waters Netball Club’s quest to avoid relegation suffered a major setback in Kuisebmund Stadium over the weekend as they suffered two damaging defeats to Tigers and Afrocat Lions in the Namibia Netball Premier League competition.

Waters faced Tigers in the second match of the day on Saturday and never got off the starting blocks as they were behind by two points in the first quarter (06-08).

Last season’s runners-up Tigers then proved why they are one of the favourites to win this year’s title by stretching their lead to 11-29 by halftime leaving the home side with a mountain to climb.

Any hopes of a magic comeback by Waters were dashed by Tigers who opened an even bigger gap by outscoring their opponents by four points (15-37) in the third quarter.

Tigers then finished off the game by scoring 19 more points while Waters could only manage 6 to end the match with a massive 21-56 victory for Ingwenyama ladies.

The first match of the day saw log Mighty Gunners prevail over Afrocat Lions 51-34 before the Namibian Navy accounted for defending champions Namibia Correctional Services 54-41.

On Sunday, Afrocat Lions redeemed themselves by beating Waters 43-26, in a match which the host, Waters needed to win, to keep themselves in the running for survival this season.

The final match of the weekend between Tigers and Northern Fly Ballers did not take place after the latter decided to forfeit the game.

Mighty Gunners have not lost or drawn any match this season and lead the log with 36 points from 18 matches.

Following their victory over NSC, Namibian Navy leapfrogs NSC to second place with 32 points while the latter remains on 31 points in third place.

Tigers strengthened their hold on the fourth place and have now moved to 28 points after 18 games.

At the bottom, Northern Fly Ballers remain rooted at the base of the log with three points from 20 games, while Grootfontein is at number 11 with six points from 20 games.

Waters remains at number 10 with six points from 21 points.

The next round of fixtures is scheduled for Windhoek on 30 September to 02 October 2022

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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