Comeback drama as Cumberland beat rivals

Netball team end 2017 in style by winning clash against Kent in ‘most exciting match of the season’ so far

Thursday, 14th December 2017 — By Steve Barnett


The Cumberland team that beat Kent County Netball Club 59-56 at CitySport in Islington. Photo: Cumberland Netball Club

PLAYERS from Cumberland Netball Club ended their 2017 fixtures in the Mizuno National Premier League Three in spectacular style on Sunday when they won “their most exciting match of the season” so far.

Trailing rivals Kent County Netball Club by seven goals at their home court at CitySport in Islington, Cumberland coach Polini Langi made vital changes, moving usual keeper Zoanne Cadzow out to goal defence and bringing on Indya Akinrinlola at wing attack.

The new players made an instant impact as the home side battled back to win the match 59-56.

“It was a stressful day to be on the sidelines but I am proud of the team for fighting back and taking the win,” said Polini. “I am hugely grateful to all our supporters for travelling through the snow to support us.”

Cumberland will return to action, away against Billericay, on January 7.

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