Netball: Harlow’s Jo Harten makes winning start to defence of Commonwealth Games title
General / Sat 30th Jul 2022 at 07:20am
ENGLAND shook off early jitters to get their Commonwealth Games title defence off to a winning start with a 74-22 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. A nervous start, marred by several shooting errors, were eventually brushed aside as the Roses found their rhythm in front of an approving home crowd including members of Harlow’s Tegate Club who were there to support their former member Jo Harten and the Roses.
Shooting at just 43% in the first quarter, Helen Housby, who scored the winning shot in 2018, looked off the beat as the post repeatedly denied her in the opening stages. Forced to turn to the slightly more reliable hands of goal shooter Jo Harten, the continuing flow of gains from the Roses’ defending end enabled England to lead 15-6 at the end of the quarter.
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