Netters rank in top three

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MK Netters held their heads high at the weekend as they took bronze in the National Championships - ranking them third in the country.

Having already secured the Southern Regional title, the U14s travelled to the championships full of confidence, ready to compete against the top 18 teams from all over the country.

Saturday started with fantastic results against West Bromwich and Chevrons to take Netters to top spot in their group.

This put the girls into a tough group in the afternoon where they faced Telstars.

Despite trailing going into the final quarter, Netters fought back to win.

Hartlepool Oaksway were Netters’ next opponents, and proved no match for the Netters as they qualified for Sunday’s finals.

It was a hard-fought match against tournament favourites Tameside first up on the final day.

Netters matched Tameside point for point but in the final quarter, Netters couldn’t match the stronger side, and went down 24-21.

This left Netters up against a feisty Leeds side in the next round.

But Netters fought back to form securing another win for the club leaving them in the playoffs for third place.

In the playoffs they played a tough Essex side Eastwood who tried to disrupt Netters’ throughout the tight affair.

But after a 20-20 draw, Netters snatched a 24-21 victory after the four-minute extra time to take bronze, behind Tameside and Ribble Valley.