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Rural, urban netballers on show at G.C. Foster

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 11:00 AMRaymond Graham

History will be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls' netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue.

Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical.

Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.

 

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Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27.

In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen's face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m.

Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen's at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semi-final at 3:30 p.m.

Former champions Queen's and Gaynstead will close the day's proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m.