Swansea edge out Glamorgan by a point

SWANSEA’S first-team netballers produced an impressive display to edge out Glamorgan 1sts in a hard-fought game which went right down to the wire.

Captain Elen Jones was pleased with Swansea’s ruthlessness in attack, but admitted there are still areas to be worked on for the side.

“We’re still settling into the new season,” she explained. “We lost to Cardiff last week, but we’ve changed format this season and we’re still adjusting.

“Today went well for us; I thought our offence outplayed their defence. Having said this, we need to work on our cross-court play, and tighten up our own defence.

“Even though the core of our team are returning players, our new players are fitting into the team well at the moment.

“We’re all so competitive, and I think we’ll do really well because of that this season.”

Swansea started the game at lightning pace, and went 3-0 up inside two minutes.

Despite Glamorgan working their way into the game, after the first quarter Swansea led 9-3.

Swansea continued to dominate and excellent shooting saw them go 14-up after 20 minutes.

However, Glamorgan began to get a foothold in the match and were able to reduce the deficit from 14-5 to 17-14 at half time.

The second half was much tighter than the first, and by the end of the third quarter there were still only three points in it, with the score at 23-20.

Glamorgan continued to turn the screw in the final quarter, and scored twice in the final three minutes to ensure a nervy finish for the home side.

However, Swansea held on for a win that, on balance, was probably deserved.

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