Peebles and Berwickshire teams share top spot as league nears conclusion

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The third of four play days of the Aitken Turnbull Border Netball League took place at the Gytes in Peebles on Sunday.

A much-improved performance from Peebles U-13 A ensured a confident first game win over Hawick U-13 A, with a fine demonstration of shooting, from Alana Craigmile in particular, producing a 28-5 scoreline.

After losing their midweek match against Earlston, Berwickshire HS U-14s were determined not to allow any more upsets, and after a shaky start in the second game of the day got into a flow to leave them easy 18-5 winners against Peebles.

Peebles U-13 A took to the court again to take on Hawick U-13 B, and proved just too strong for the Teries.

Last up were Berwickshire HS U-13s, in fine form after a superb midweek Scottish Schools Cup second round win over Renfrewshire’s Gryffe HS.

The team once again produced the goods to take full points against Peebles U-13 B 18-5.

The day produced new joint leaders, with Peebles U-13 A and Berwickshire HS U-14s now sharing top spot, but Peebles having one game in hand.

The final league day is on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 4pm and promises to be a cracker. Spectators are welcome.

z Peebles first and second-year teams have progressed through their respective Scottish Schools Cup second round ties.

The first-year side defeated Castlehead 27-18 in Paisley to make the quarter-finals of their competition

The second-year team made the long trip to Aberdeen to take on Robert Gordon’s and, having won the national first year title last year, triumphed comfortably by 51-3.

Peebles S1: Gemma Gass, Sarah Hudson, Alana Craigmile, Shevaun Smith, Emma Axon, Kerri Dow, Anna Miller, Maisie Farrer, Simone Bailey and Alex Pender.

Peebles S2: Nicola Berthelsen, Nikki Pettitt, Susanne Krabbendam, Neve McLean, Mhairi Jackson, Alison Mackinnon, Laura Graham, Niamh Cannon and Courteney Dobson.