National Netball League Results
Saturday August 4, 2012
NIC 59 POSTA 29
KCCA 56 TLC 20
KCCA 32 POLICE 38
PRISONS 59 TLC 14
UPDF 52 UCU 50
The National Netball League finally resumed, after last weekend’s fixtures were stopped due to the Uganda Hippo’s game against Ghana in Nakivubo Stadium. Kampala City Council Authority Netball Club began off a chase for this season’s league championship, with a comfortable win over TLC recording a 56-20 on the score board but they were later stopped by title contenders Police Netball club in their second match of the day. KCCA’s Current form suggested that, having gotten a couple of wins this season, they could as well upset the top of table contenders, and that proved just right in the last quarter of the match. Police started the match fast and furious. They established a substantial lead in the first quarter and sent the city hall ladies chasing. Nonetheless, KCCA produced a spirited fight back but they were unable to prevent a 3 goal deficit that had been earlier on established. Police got off to a flier from the whistle scoring 3 quick goals with KCCA managing to pull a few points back. However, Police’s hard core defense prevented their opponents from building up a sustainable come back and capitalize on any attack options. With precise passing into the circle and some incredibly accurate shooting by Police’s goal shooter Christine Lamunu, the officers stormed into the break with an incredible 12-10 score line.
In the second quarter, Police started where they had stopped, and even KCCA’s star players Nansubuga and Rebecca seemed stilted and disjointed. They dug deep and persevered though the dint of hard work began to settle but it was still in vain with the quarter ending 20-17 in favour of the officers. The third and final quarter was a repeat, though some exciting play from KCCA from goal keeper Zam Karungi with several spectacular interceptions tried to close the up, but the final score read 32-38 in favour of Police. Meanwhile Police’s fixture against Blue Star failed to take police after Blue failed to turn up with police earning the maximum points and 60 goals.
Else where, Trinity Life Centre (TLC) were turned into a punching bag losing as well to Prisons in a 59-14 rout. UPDF and UCU played in a tightly contested affair with the former winning 52-50.