Thompson Lilac 43, Thompson Fuchsia 29
Whilst Lilac started as the favourites in this inter club fixture, the first quarter was very evenly matched ending with Lilac holding a one goal lead. Alice Cross (GA Fushia) and Nan Williams (GA Lilac) were on great form, finding the net with ease and accuracy. The second quarter was a different story and Lilac upped the pace a little outscoring their club mates 13/6. Fuchsia had plenty of possession and the eventual score-line didn’t reflect the play at all but the game finished 43-29 in Lilac’s favour. Huge credit to all girls who played with great spirit. PotM: Nan Williams (Thompson).
Thompson White 46, Simcocks White Eagles
Keen for promotion, Thompson took to the court determined to make a strong impact from the first whistle and managed to turn over a Simcocks centre and get the first score on the board. A combination of swift defensive work throughout the court and accurate attack left Thompson leading 13 – 2 by the end of the first quarter.
Some changes for Simcocks in the second quarter saw them settle in to the game and fight back. With defensive pressure from Roisin Ashley (GD) and Molly Christian (GK) Simcocks had to work hard to find their shooters in the D but their hard work paid off and by half time the gap had been closed to 21 – 8.
Thompson continued to apply pressure throughout the court and the mid court led by Hannah Clague (C) linked well with Thompson’s shooters Fern Christian (GA) and Pip Cross (GS) to equal their goal tally from the first quarter while conceding only five. This left the score at 34 – 13 going in to the final quarter.
The pressure was on for Simcocks to try and get half points and the team seemed to step up their game. Tiredness set in for Thompson and Simcocks were able to take advantage of silly errors. There was some really lovely play from Simcocks and they had their best scoring quarter. This wasn’t enough for them to win the game but they did take a consolation point.
PotM – Fern Christian (Thompson)