BY MAGRETH RUZVIDZO
GLOW Petroleum enjoyed a friction-free weekend in the Rainbow Amateur Netball League (RANL) as they won both their matches against Support Unit and Correctional Queens on Saturday.
The RANL played out its third week and the Harare bubble had two venues over the weekend — Support Unit and Glen View.
Glow Petroleum coach Perpetua Siyachitema said she was pleased with the result and performance by her side despite that some key team players were away on national duty in Namibia where the Gems competed in the just-ended Pent Series and will feature in the African Netball Cup which starts tomorrow.
They were pleased to come out unscathed, particularly against Correctional Queens who are a side to reckon with in the league.
The match was evenly contested with both teams giving it their all.
It was in the last quarter where Glow Petroleum utilised every opportunity that came their way to register a 51-49 away win.
“I am excited. As a coach, I am proud of my girls. Actually, I had a challenge; two of my goal attackers are in Namibia on national duty. I can say it was a great challenge trying to prepare for Correctional Services,” Siyachitema said.
“You know how hard it is playing a bigger team when you have one shooter. I had to improvise and took one of my midfielders and tried her on shooting. I had to take one defenders to attack. But I am glad that the girls played according to instruction,” she said, adding that she was looking forward to a fruitful season. “If I am to have my two shooters back from Namibia, my team is just going to be amazing.”
Harare bubble results
Support Unit: Support Unit 25:43 Correctional Queens, Glow Petroleum 51:49 Correctional Queens, Support Unit 25: 52 Glow Petroleum
Glen View: Pistons Queens 11:86 ZRP Mambas, Golden Valley 30:85 ZRP Mambas, Pistons 23:50 Golden Valley
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