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Racers, Spurs square off

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 4:00 AMRobert Bailey
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High-flying St Catherine Racers and Manchester Spurs will clash in today's feature match in the Berger Paints Elite netball League at the Leila Robinson Courts' starting at 7:30 p.m.

In the day's other games, St James Sharpes will battle defending champions Kingston Hummingbirds at 6 p.m. and Clarendon Gaters will oppose St Ann Orchids at 6:15 p.m.

The match between the Sharpes and the Hummingbirds should be very interesting, as both teams are coming off defeats in their last game.

Hummingbirds have lost all four matches in the competition and are desperate for a victory. They have been playing very poorly under new coach Marvette Anderson this season.

The Hummingbirds will be banking on national representatives Thristina Harwood and Stacian Facey, along with Mellisha Josephs and Kerry-Ann Brown, to lead their charge to victory.

On the other hand, the Sharpes will be looking to rebound from last weekend's defeat to the Racers. The Sharpes' current record stands at two wins, one draw and one defeat.

They will rest their hopes on national players Paula Thompson, Sasher-Gaye Henry, and Deneen Taylor to lead them to victory. They are expected to receive support from former national player Jodi-Ann Ffrench and Marion Campbell.

The feature match between last year's beaten finalists Racers and Spurs should be a very exciting encounter, as both teams are evenly matched in all departments. One key match-up in this match is that between Racers' Khadijah Williams and her national teammate, Nicole Dixon of Spurs.

Another major match-up will be between goal attack Anna-Kay Griffiths of Racers and Spurs' defender Vangelee Williams. Racers' national defender Malysha Kelly will face off with Shantal Slater in the goal circle.

The Racers will enter today's contest full of confidence after their easy victory over the Sharpes in their last game. Racers' record currently stands at three wins and one defeat. LaDonna Lamoth and Nardia Hanson are also expected to play a vital role for Racers today.

Spurs were beaten by the Orchids in their last encounter and their record currently stands at two wins and two defeats.