Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Commonwealth Games: Mentor's girls win again

BOURNEMOUTH netballer Geva Mentor helped England make it two out of two at the Commonwealth Games, but insists they will need to up their game to hang on to their 100 per cent record.

The 26-year-old was heavily involved as England got their campaign off to a comfortable start with an 81-20 win over Barbados on the opening day of the Games in India.

Mentor ensured they repeated the trick against South Africa, although it proved to be a tougher test as England were made to work hard to come out on top 54-36.

Next up for Mentor and co is New Zealand tomorrow – strong pre-Games favourites and |reigning champions having |seen off Australia four years ago in Melbourne.

And with that in mind, Mentor – a veteran of two Commonwealth Games – insists they will have to move up a notch to maintain their unbeaten start against the Silver Ferns.

“The game against South Africa was just one of those games that we just had to grind out to get the result we wanted,” said Mentor.

“At times it looked like we weren’t going to do that but we got the result at the end of the day and that is what we needed so we have got to be happy.

“The result was a big boost for us in the end, this is what we have been training for and we will be going all out to beat New Zealand.”

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