Jets claim first away win since 2015
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.
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.
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