Earlston girls use their home advantage well

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It was Earlston’s turn to host the Aitken Turnbull Border League last weekend, the first time the league day has been held outwith Peebles.

And they made good use of their home advantage, winning two of their three matches, leaving them joint leaders of the Under-13s league along with Peebles, and top of Under-15 Pool B.

Peebles teams produced the biggest scorelines of the day, with their Under-13 team racking up 47 goals, and their Under-15 A squad, which includes three Under-17 Border district players, securing a remarkable 72 nets in 36 minutes of play.

Celebrations were also in order in the Hawick camp, which produced the biggest upset of the day with an unexpected Under-15s win over an experienced Berwickshire squad, taking The Teries to the top of the Pool A leaderboard alongside Peebles.

Berwickshire were unfortunate to lose out in no fewer than three tightly-run affairs, producing some superb netball at times, but just lacking the overall consistency needed to earn victory.

The league moves to Berwickshire for its third day on Sunday, November 27. The Under-13s league is played as a round-robin; while the Under-15s is played in two pools, culminating in semi-finals and a final.

Results: Under-13s – Earlston A 15 Hawick A 7; Peebles 47 Hawick B 0; Berwickshire A 10 Earlston A 14; Earlston B 7 Berwickshire B 6.

Under-15s – Berwickshire B 31 Hawick A 35; Peebles A 72 Earlston B 0.