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Scotland Select V Scotland A: The Round Up

29th April 2019

On Friday the 26th of April, Scotland A took part in a one off ‘curtain raiser’ match against a Scotland Select team made up of ex-Scotland National players. The match was played before the final Strathclyde Sirens home game of the 2019 Superleague season.

Q1: Scotland Select started strong, with clear attacking intent, but Scotland A remained patient and surpassed the Select team on the Scoring front. Scotland Select hit back whenever they were presented with the chance but ended first quarter with a 6-point deficit. Q1 Score: 12 – 6.

Q2: Having found the measure of their opponents Scotland Select fought back in the second quarter brining themselves to within a 4-point deficit. The pace of play was stepped up and Scotland A found themselves battling against a string of interceptions. Q2 Score: 21 – 17

Q3: Scotland A put up some great attacking play in quarter three and began to pull away from Scotland Select. A couple of defensive lapses from Scotland Select seen Scotland A lead by 8 points. Q3 Score: 32 – 24

Q4: With some real show of experience Scotland Select wasted no time in fighting back, matching Scotland A Score for Score for much of the final quarter. Unfortunately, the Select team were fighting back from a large deficit and Scotland A took control. Q4 Score: 44 – 34.

Despite the scoreline Scotland Select put on an inspiring performance, with moments of brilliance from their combined years of experience shining through, matching Scotland A for a large portion of the game. Whilst Scotland A proved that they could stand up against a team of internationally experienced players.

 

Meet the Team – Scotland Select 

Following the match we caught up with the Scotland Select team to find out more about their past careers and to see what they’re doing now!

Coach:

Lynne Last: 

Lynne Last has been capped at U17 and U21 level, with 40+ senior caps. Her playing career includes the 1995 World Cup in Birmingham, 1999 World Cup in Christchurch, NZ and the Netball Europe Championships at all levels. Lynne is still involved with netball and is currently playing for Saltires 3 alongside her daughter, Morven.

Players:

Steph Docherty:

Steph has 13 senior caps. Her playing career includes the 2009 World Youth Championships in the Cook Islands, Netball Europe Championships at all levels and the Australia Test Series. Steph was forced to retire from netball at 23 after 3 knee operations.

Jayne Duncan:

Jayne has 17 senior caps. Her playing career includes the 2009 World Youth Championships in the Cook Islands and Samoa, Netball Europe Championships at all levels and the Nations Cup in Singapore, 2010. Jayne is still involved in netball, and currently plays for Scotstoun.

Morag Fraser:  

Morag has 40 senior caps. Her playing career includes the World Youth Championships in Jamaica and New Zealand, Netball Europe Championships at all levels, the Nations Cup in Singapore and the Malawi Test Series. Steph remains involved with netball having previously been the team physiotherapist to the National U17’s and Development Teams, she continues to play and is currently a member of Xonics alongside Jillian McLaren.

Sarah Kerr:

Sarah has been capped at U17, U19 and U21 level. Her playing career includes the U17, U19 and U21 Netball Europe Championships and the World Youth Championships in Glasgow 2013. Sarah is still involved in netball and is currently playing at club level after giving birth to her daughter.

Steph McDonald:

Steph has been capped at U17 and U21 level, with 3 senior caps. Her playing career includes the 2009 World Youth Championships in the Cook Islands, the 2010 Nations cup in Singapore and the Sri Lanka test series. Steph is still involved with netball but after having her second child 6 months ago is taking a short break from playing.

Jillian McLaren: 

Jill has been capped at U19 and U21 level. Her playing career includes U19 and U21 Netball Europe Championships and the 2005 World Youth Championships in Florida. Jill is still involved with netball and is currently coaching Edinburgh’s U17’s, she also still plays netball with Xonics but is currently on a year out after having her son in November.

June McNeill:

June has 49 senior caps. Her playing career includes the 2009 World Youth Championship in the Cook Islands, the Netball Europe Championships at all levels, the 2005 Netball World Cup in Australia and the 2014 Glasgow Common Wealth Games. June is not currently playing netball due to injury but tries to play occasionally,  she is still involved with netball, her primary involvement is supporting the Thistles as part of the Thistles Army.

Lindsay Meighan:

Lindsay has 60 senior caps. Her playing career includes the 1999 and 2003 World Youth Championships in New Zealand, and Jamaica, the World Youth Championships, captain at U19’s and U21’s, Netball Europe Championships at all levels, the 1999 Netball World Cup in New Zealand and the 2003 Netball World Cup in Jamaica where she was Captain.

Amy Moore:

Amy’s playing career includes U17 and U21 Netball Europe Championships, the 2009 World Youth Championships in the Cook Islands and the Cook Islands and Samoa Test Series. Amy still plays netball, playing for EK who she won the Scottish Cup with 3 years in a row, but after a year’s break due to university commitments she plans to return to club netball next year.

Fiona Moore-McGrath:

Fiona has 62 senior caps. Her playing career includes the 2005 World Youth Championships in Florida, Netball Europe Championships at all levels, the 2010 Nations Cup in Singapore, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney and the Sri Lanka and South Africa Test Series. Fiona is still involved with netball and is currently coaching St Mirren Netball Club in Paisley.

Karin Sherriff:

Karin has 101 senior caps. Her playing career includes the Netball Europe Championships at all levels, the 2006 and 2010 Nations Cup in Singapore, the 2003 and 2007 World Cup in Jamaica and New Zealand, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and various Test Series including; Malawi, New Zealand, South Africa and Barbados. Karin is still involved with netball having been involved in the U21’s mentoring, and is currently beginning a new role in coaching.

Everyone at Netball Scotland would like to thank the Scotland Select team for giving up their time and putting on such a great show!

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