ISSA Netball : Gaynstead, Camperdown start well
DEFENDING Junior and Senior champions, Gaynstead and Camperdown High were off to impressive wins in the first set of matches in the second round of the ISSA Urban schoolgirl Netball competition which got underway at the Leila Robinson Courts on Thursday.
In group one action, among the juniors the Dalton Hinds-coached Gaynstead dumped St. Hugh's 26-9.
In Group two, Wayne Stewart-coached Camperdown were too much for Tivoli, beating them 53-17.
Hinds was very impressed with how his team started their second round campaign.
"I am pleased with the result in our opening game as expectation is to go all the way and defend our title. We are expecting to continue winning although I see all teams in at this stage as a big threat," said Hinds.
St. Jago High and St. Andrew Technical were also victorious in Group One.
St Jago had a 24-16 win over Papine and St. Andrew Technical got the better of Camperdown 24-22.
Queen's got the better of Holy Childhood 31-25; Norman Manley were too good for Wolmer's winning 28-10. St. Catherine had a good 37-18 win over Campion.
Camperdown gave early indication that they are not ready to give up their title after their impressive 36 goals win over Tivoli.
Coach Stewart was pleased with the opening results. "This is a good win for us and a good opening for the champion," he said.
Meanwhile, Gaynstead overpowered former champions St Hugh's 42-24 while St Catherine got by Tarrant 37-25.
Excelsior continued where they left off in the preliminary round and showed that they will be a big threat after impressive win over Penwood 51-8.
Former champions The Queen's were in rampant mood as they blew away Immaculate 55-5.
Norman Manley got by Wolmer's Girls' 36-30 and St Catherine High got by Tarrant 37-25.
Second round action will continue next Wednesday 9 at the same venue.