Charlotte Shepherd is a new player that showed veteran poise for her netball club.
The All Stars B player guided her side to a 27-18 victory over Unity A in the Cayman Islands Netball Association open league. The Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts saw the contest last Saturday.
Shepherd, in her first season with All Stars, states she has confidence in herself and her team.
“We played good on Saturday, we’re confident and I’m a confident person,” Shepherd said. “This is my first season but I’ve put 10 years into the sport. We, as a team, are good at the moment and we’re training hard.
“We played most of the teams, beaten Roma A (the defending national champions). We have a good chance of winning and taking it home.”
Saturday’s contest was a tight affair though All Stars led the entire game. The blue side enjoyed advantages of 8-4, 7-5, 5-4 and 7-5 in all four quarters. Shepherd, the Goal Attack, had help up front from Goal Shooter Karen Smith-James, Wing Attack Jane Sinclair and Centre Christina Waller. In the back were Wing Defence Sarah Ramsay-Hale, Goal Defence Tishelle Logan and Goal Keeper Benicia Mullings. The subs were Megan Hurlston, Rashana Singh, Gabriella Whitter and Marsha Allen.
Mullings, 23, had an ironic take on the match saying unity helped her side beat Unity.
“In this game, the team was applying most of what we practiced,” Mullings said. “We maintained our unity and the coaching assisted us with keeping that unity.”
Suiting up for Unity A would be GS Cherita Robinson, GA Racquel Graham, WA Zanya Pinnock, C Kerry Scarlett, WD Nicketa Boyd, GD Sheree McKenzie, GK Lavern Ebanks with Polly-Ann Francis and Kemoya Goulbourne as subs.
With the win, All Stars are now 4-3 while Unity fall to 3-3.