Sharp shooting catapults Roma out of Strikers’ reach

Roma netball club have one of the sport’s most potent offences and in recent days it has been heavily on display.

The latest showcase saw Roma hammer Flames Strikers 63-38 in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2012 open league. Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts were the site of the match last Thursday.

Carrie Barnett steadied Roma’s defensive efforts from the Goal Defence position. She states attacking players Kay Copeland (Goal Shooter) and Nicola ‘Trish’ Pringle (Goal Attack) are difference makers in every contest.

“Trish and Kay are both working good together,” Barnett said. “It’s like they’ve been playing (together) for many years. The offence is great, our two shooters are the bomb. Trish can shoot and likes to feed Kay the ball with Kay having 75 per cent of the offence.

“Paula and I are great in the circle as defenders. We have the team to get a third championship in a row.”

The statistics show the final result was a foregone conclusion. Roma enjoyed leads of 13-10, 19-10, 14-8 and 17-10 through each of the game’s four quarters. Amazingly, the white and yellow warriors did it all with no substitutes as the roster consisted of Stacy-Ann Dehaney (Wing Attack), Dazema Ricketts (Centre), Kadian Riley (Wing Defence) and Paula Hughes (Goal Keeper) in addition to Barnett (GD), Copeland (GS) and Pringle (GA).

According to the stats sheet, Flames had a full squad with Marsha Campbell (GS), Latoya Nixon (GA), Sheana Nairne (WA), Squiddy McGarvey (C), Sean Thompson (WD), Camieka Richards (GD) and Feona Plumber (GK) with Nicole Biggs, Vanessa Holness, Russell Webb, Glenita Logan and Denica Cranston as subs.

With the victory, Roma improve to 3-1 while Flames are now 2-2 after last Saturday’s victory over All Stars B (see above). Roma play next Saturday, 10 March while Flames play on Thursday, 
1 March.