It was a night of surprising scorelines at both the Dilmun Club and the British Club as the Bahrain Netball League once again took to the courts.
Playing at the British Club, Rugby Sparks – the club’s youth team – beat Rugby Flares 13-4 with Amara Nagy (Sparks) and Aseel Al Jabal (Flares) receiving the Player of the Match awards.
In the other derby, the British Bullpups faced down the British Bullfrogs notching up a score of 20-13 with Wemesha Amarasingha (Bullpups) and Sushmi Adana (Bullfrogs) receiving the awards for Player of the Match.
Over at the Dilmun Club, spectators might have thought they were seeing double as Top Shots Slingers squared up to Rugby Flames, while Top Shots Shooters tried their luck against Rugby Fire. Though both Rugby teams were ultimately victorious, strong defending and opportunistic attackers meant that both games rendered scorelines much tighter than many expected. Rugby Fire beat Top Shots Shooters 41-5, while Rugby Flames beat Top Shots Slingers 23-14.
In the final match of the evening, the Dilmun Pearls batted away a challenge from the British Bullseyes with relative ease (47-12) with Pearls’ newcomer Gabriella Gberno taking home Player of the Match in her debut performance, and British Bullseyes’ captain Carol Woodrow receiving Player of the Match for the Bullseyes.
Both Dilmun Springs and Top Shots Slammers struggled with player injuries and ultimately had to forfeit their games, giving British Bulldogs and Dilmun Seals each a walkover.