Scottish Thistles give Greenway great start as national netball coach with win over Barbados

The Scottish Thistles played with great energy as they returned to competitive international netball with a bang with a thumping 74-32 victory over Barbados on Thursday evening.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

New head coach Tamsin Greenway could not have hoped for a better start to her reign, the Thistles coming out on top comfortably at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

Like a lot of sports, the last couple of years have been tough for netball, but this was a very positive outing for the hosts.

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It was starting goal attack Niamh McCall and starting goal shooter Emma Barrie who led the way in the first half.

Their points helped the Scots lead 17-5 after quarter one and by half-time, with the duo still going well, their team had extended the advantage to 41-14.

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Greenway used her bench in the second half and a batch of players made debuts throughout the game, Scotland eventually winning by 42 points.

The two teams meet again on Friday evening (7.30pm).

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