Welsh Silver Service In Netball Europe Under-21 Event

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Wales powered to silver success during the Netball Europe Under-21 Championships in Worcester.

Wins against Northern Ireland and Scotland earned the Welsh team runners-up spot behind England.

Four players earned their first caps for Wales and they were Nia Evans, Carys Llewelyn, Erin Williams and Morganne Dunn, who studied and played at Richard Huish College in Taunton.

Wales made it a winning start to their Netball Europe campaign at the University of Worcester Arena with a 56-48 victory against Scotland..

Featuring a team full of young talent, Wales took to the court in confident mood and made a good start with defender Miquie Walker Jones winning an early tip to disrupt the Scottish attack. 

Fellow defender Carys Allen showed great vision to fire turnover ball up the court on a couple of occasions.

What a weekend! Loved every minute of Netball Europe with @WelshNetball U’21s. To come away with the silver medal was amazing and a reflection of everyone’s hard work over the last year ❤🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

— N¡a Evans (@NiaSerenEvans8) October 6, 2019

 Thistles struggled to turn the ball over from Wales’ accurate passing game. Wales slowed things down near the end and maintained their advantage see out a classy victory in their opening match of the tournament.

Wales v Scotland quarter scores (Wales first): 12-12 (12-12); 13-11 (25-23); 16-10 (41-33); 15-15 (56-48)

Wales: M Dunn, G Jenkins, C Dyke, S O’Dwyer (capt), E Michael, C Allen, M Walker Jones. Bench: B Dyke, N Evans, B Johnson, C Llewellyn & E Williams.

England defeated Wales 56-28 in the second fixture and left the Welsh needing to beat Northern Ireland if they were to take silver.

They named the same starting seven who played well against Thistles and they were quickly into their stride with WD Eleri Michael pressuring the NI feed and forcing a held ball. The defensive partnership of Miquie Walker Jones and Carys Allen were able to smother Northern Ireland in the circle and within 10 minutes Wales were into a lead with O’Dwyer powering up the court with turnover ball.

Wales’ shooting partnership maintained their excellent form with Dunn and Jenkins consistently finding the target. 

With a solid centre pass platform, Wales were able to convert their own ball with ease, while at the other end Northern Ireland were forced by the Welsh defence to shoot from further out. 

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