Scotland finish 11th at Netball World Cup after win over Barbados

Scotland settled for 11th place at the Netball World Cup after rounding off their campaign with a 53-42 win over Barbados.

Barbados' Tonisha Rock-Yaw (left) and Scotland's Nicola McCleery battle for the ball during the Netball World Cup match. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire.

A close group-stage defeat to Uganda and a draw with Trinidad had effectively ended the Scots’ hopes of claiming a top-10 finish.
But they rebounded well with 17-year-old goal shooter Emma Barrie top-scoring to enable them to better their finish at the 2015 World Cup.
A blistering second quarter made the difference as Barrie helped her team extend a two-point advantage into seven by the half-time break.
Scotland retained that advantage through the second half to pull off arguably their best win of the tournament.
Barrie said: “We’ve not had the best competition in terms of where our targets were, but it’s good to get that win.
“I’ve learned a lot during this tournament, more about the physicality, so I’ll go back, build up my strength, and hopefully over the next four years I can be stronger and compete more against these goalkeepers.”

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