February 13, 2009
ASCO leading the way in the Valley

After dominating their own competition, the Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organisation (ASCO) Netball Tournament, ASCO One, is taking early control of the Marriaqua Co-operative Credit Union Marriaqua Sports Association (MSA) Competition.{{more}}

To date, the well balanced team has played six matches, winning five and losing one by the default route. Included in their wins was a triumph over the defending champions, High Park.

ASCO has also crossed the 100 goal barrier on two occasions, with their latest being a 105 to 23 pounding of Marriaqua Future Stars Two last Tuesday. Also, suffering the indignity of conceding 100 goals was Young Guns.

And, ASCO’s Jasmine Frank has been the hot hand in the competition, as she leads in the goal scoring department.

Trailing ASCO is High Park, Nice Radio Pine Hill Clinchers Two, Ian Block Making Fully Loaded, and Marriaqua Future Stars One. All are stacked on 12 points, but with Fully Loaded and Future Stars One having played seven matches, to Clinchers Two and High Park’s six.

The other teams in the competition are Bop Clinchers One on nine points from their five matches, with Bop Clinchers Two on six points, also from five matches.

Young Guns has six points, but from eight matches, while Marriaqua Future Stars Two remains winless after playing seven matches.

ASCO is also taking aim in the Minors Construction Calliaqua Area Development Organisation (CADO), and thus far is unbeaten. ASCO last Sunday demolished Bop Clinchers 70 to 32, then on Tuesday, after playing in Marriaqua, took out Alliance 62 to 19. Their strongest challenge will come in the Calliaqua tournament from TRAC One, a reconfiguration of High Park. (RT)