MEISTER and Red Rockets could not be separated after a 25-25 draw in Division Three of the Maidenhead District Netball League at Kidwells Park on Monday.

Both teams played a competitive game from the start, and the first quarter saw ninth in the table Rockets pull ahead by one goal.

However, fourth-placed Meister rallied after the break and some accurate shooting saw them take a comfortable 15-10 lead.

The Rockets responded with a tight defence and some beautiful moves in the shooting circle allowed them to come back for a 21-19 advantage.

The lead changed hands several times in the last quarter and both sides gave their all in the final minutes to earn a well-deserved draw for three points apiece.

Without their leader on court, Windsor had even more reason to fight for victory to maintain their top of the table position in the Premier Division.

The word teamwork sprung to mind in the first quarter as every ball fed into the attacking half in triangular fashion was met with impeccable footwork by Becky Pope, followed by goal after goal and consistent shooting by Ainslie Haylett.

Clare Van Spall continued to bridge the defence throughout the second quarter by picking up loose balls and taking feeds from Clare Roe’s deterrent interceptions to close the second and most successful half at 21-9.

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PHOTO: The Meister netball team, currently fourth in Division Three of the Maidenhead District Netball League. PICS: Mike Swift, 180267.

The lack of Brenda was apparent in the last two quarters as Mavericks fought back to win the third quarter, but it did not stop Kate MacAngus from blocking two consecutive back line passes, nor Kate Mann from showcasing her balancing skills on the edge of the line.

A turnover or two from Jo Debs on the centre pass and some t-shirt tugging from Clare Rowe led Windsor to a 29-22 Windsor win.

Blue Swifts kept up the pressure on leaders Windsor with a 33-28 victory over Pandair.

Pandair took an early lead in the first quarter but Blue Swifts kept the pressure on and managed to bring the score back level.

The scoreline remained close throughout the game and, thanks to some sharp shooting, Pandair managed to regain the lead in the final quarter.

However, Blue Swifts, demonstrated grew patience and made some vital interceptions in the circle to pull ahead and secure the win.

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