CLAN sent a depleted team of eight players on the long trip to Norfolk to take on Thoroughbred Netball Club in the National Premier, writes Rob Stevens.

It was a tough match and Clan battled throughout but they were unable to get on top and lose their unbeaten record after a 47-36 defeat.

Whilst disappointing, the team played some good netball and will be looking to bounce back quickly in their fixture at home.

The Clan side competing in Division Two maintained their 100 per-cent record when hosting Hampshire-based, Meon. An impressive performance from all the squad resulted in a 60-51 win to maintain their position as joint-leaders in the table.

At this early stage, the division is looking competitive with three teams posting perfect winning records, so there will be some very tight fixtures to come.

The Clan side in Division Three were the stars of the weekend following their hard-fought first win of the season. A truly controlled display produced an impressive 56-27 victory.

The side played with real composure throughout the match and constructed some lovely creative netball.

Team coach, Sarah Grey, said:"I'm very proud of all the squad. It was truly a team performance from all with some great shooting and dominate defence. They thoroughly deserved this first win."

It was a good weekend for the Clan junior squads in the High Wycombe District Junior Netball League. In the U14s Division One, Clan Impressions Reds won 36-8 against Marlow Kites Mohawks.

In the U16s Division Two, Clan Wycombe beat Phoenix Thunder 46-23 and the Grace Reds won 53-12 against Marlow Kites Griffins.

In Division One, Clan Impressions Blacks won 47-26. The Grace Blacks had a tough match against Falcon Flames and have lots to learn and take forward into their next match.