Jersey thrash rivals Guernsey to win 11th consecutive inter-insular netball clash

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Linda Andrews (back-right) is head coach of Team Jersey (pictured) and club side Jersey Jets

Jersey thrashed Guernsey 84-18 at Fort Regent for their 11th consecutive inter-insular netball win against their Channel Island rivals.

Linda Andrews' side play four leagues above their opponents and continue their dominance in the annual fixture.

"From the very start we stamped our authority and said 'this is what we're about'," she told BBC Radio Jersey.

"Every quarter we set out different strategies so they couldn't settle, and I think that worked really well."

The bulk of the Guernsey side play for the Island's Panthers team at regional level, while Jersey Jets compete in the second tier of English netball.

One consolation for the visitors was a player-of-the-match performance from goal defence Alice Gallienne.

"I thought we battled to the very end and for the sake of our team we knew we had to keep positive," said Gallienne.

"We don't train together as one and that's the first time I've played with them as a team, so it really does show how close we are off court."

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