Dawson Pancham woke up at 5.30 am yesterday to find two feet of water in his Endeavour home. His stove was floating on its side in the kitchen and his washing machine, living room set and other fur
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Scotland eases past Calypso netballers again
This country's Calypso netballers suffered another set-back in their prepartions for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland after a second loss on the trot against the Scottish Thistles, 32-44 at the Emriates Arena, in Glasgow, yesterday. Going into the match, the Anika La Roche-Brice led T&T women were eager to shrug off a 40-41 loss to the world 12th ranked Scotland behind closed doors on Monday in their lone practice match,
However, it was not to be as the T&T women, coming off back-to-back wins in a Tri-Nation series at home in February against Barbados (35-32) and Northern Ireland (51-39) found themselves in a hole at the end of the first 15-minutes period and trailed, 6-17. The host cheered on by the home crowd continued to dominate and push their advantage against the rough tackling “Calypso netballers” to 28-14 as they full use of the many turn-overs by the visitors.
The third was much more of the same as both teams traded goals at the end of which Scotland led 38-22, and despite behing outscored in the final period 12-6 by a pumped up T&T, Scotland costed to a 44-34 win to end a two match international losing slide, 26-63 and 18-72 against world third ranked New Zealand. Today, both teams will meet again at the same venue from 2 pm (TT time) while the third match which was carded for tomorrow has been cancelled. At the Commonwealth Games which comes off in July/August, T&T will compete in a six-team Pool B which also comprises world champions, Australia, England, South Africa, Wales and Barbados while Scotland is in Pool A with New Zealand, Jamaica, Malawi, and Northern Ireland.