Jets claim first away win since 2015

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TEAM JETS gave themselves a sliver of hope that they can avoid the Premier League 3 relegation play-offs with their first away victory in over three years.

Teenage defender Molly Carré was named player of the match for Team Jets as they secured their first away win in over three years Picture:DAVID FERGUSON (23798415)

Currently marooned inside the bottom three and looking set for a post-season battle to avoid a drop back into regional netball, Jets shocked Norfolk United with a near-faultless display to at least give themselves a chance of reviving their season at the death. The Islanders finished 55-54 up in Norwich to claim maximum points on the road for the first time since beating Thoroughbreds in PL2 in December 2015.

A handful of results would need to go the Islanders’ way over the next five weeks for them to guarantee safety in seventh, but a rare triumph on foreign turf – against a side who beat them 76-45 in November – could just be the catalyst Linda Andrews side need.

‘We’re absolutely delighted,’ said head coach Andrews. ‘We needed this win to show everybody that we are a good team, despite where we are in the table.

‘We thought we might not win going on the last scoreline against Norfolk, but I think because of that we went in fearless. They just weren’t worried.

‘It was a great team performance and all eight of them played their socks off.’

Jets now sit nine points adrift of Hertford Hornets in seventh and four off eighth-placed Billericay, who both lost on Sunday.

Full report in Monday's JEP.

Jason Fox

By Jason Fox

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