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The Western Cape Tornados were seeking revenge against the Eastern Cape Aloes in the first match of round two this morning. The Aloes beat the Tornados by five goals on the first day of the Telkom Netball League but this time around, it was the debutants who went home smiling after their 34-28 win. Even with this victory, Danlee Mathew’s team will retain their third position in Division B.

In the other match, the Gauteng Jaguars once again showed mental strength in their game against the Kingdom Stars after losing the first quarter 7-6 to win the game 39-27. The Stars were not making the situation any better by losing their balls and failing to convert some of their chances to add more goals on the scoring board and possibly find that first win in the tournament.  The Jaguars remain unbeaten after six matches having won five of those.

What matters for Jaguars coach- Jenny Van Dyk is the end result: ‘’In my opinion we are playing against the best in the country and they just start a little bit better than us. I don’t think we start slow; I think we don’t finish off in the circles the way we should in the first few centre passes’’.

Meanwhile, the Limpopo Baobabs caused the biggest upset of the day by ending the Mpumalanga Sunbirds winning streak after beating them 28-23. When both sides met in round one, the Baobabs were the better side, but things just did not go their way. This is the Limpopo side’s first win in the tournament and will hopefully be a morale booster for the next games to come. Baobabs captain- Nthabiseng Mothutsi was relieved after the game: ‘’We just needed to remind ourselves how badly we wanted this, and we had to make sure that everything we spoke about we implemented on court. This is all that we needed to go on in this competition’’.

For Sunbirds coach- Theresa Rossouw this was bound to happen: ‘’Every team has a bad day, and we will now go back to the drawing board, but the onus is on the team to rectify their mistakes. When asked about the conversation that took place during the strategic stoppage time in the last three minutes of the game, Theresa added: ‘’I just told the girls to calm down and focus because they were making a lot of mistakes’’.