WDS Ltd Young Farmers B 22-30 Absolute Scaffolding Black
During the first quarter both teams got off to a tight start, with Farmers determined to finish their last match of the season on a high,but it was Ramsey who took the lead, just 2 goals ahead of Farmers. Ending the quarter 6-4. It didn’t take long for either team to settle into play.
In the second quarter Ramsey came on stronger determined to increase the lead, which they did by 7 goals. Ramsey's attacking duo, Katie Keenan and Bryony Thomas were particularly strong throughout the whole game and GA Katie Keenan took the well deserved title of player of the match. Although Farmers defence did put up a good fight to get the ball turned-over throughout all quarters. Both teams remain positive throughout the match.
In the third quarter Farmers made some changes to their team, determined to try and narrow the score line. Bryony Kneale came on as WA which made a positive difference to the mid court. Ramsey also made some changes bringing versatile player Rachel Huson on as GK who did not stop fighting for that ball.
Overall there was some promising play and the final quarter saw Farmers play their strongest quarter yet with GD,Sasha Bailey getting some amazing interceptions on that ball.It was great to see players from both teams fighting hard for the win and putting good pressure on the other team right up to the final whistle.
Thank you to the umpire and scorers.
PotM Katie Keenan, Absolute Scaffolding Black
Simcocks White Eagles 23-38 Route 1 Volts
From the start Route 1 took charge of this game with great play and teamwork throughout the court. The first quarter saw Route 1 take a 10-5 lead; praising a strong pairing of Ella Page (GA) and Sarah Morgan (GS).
Simcocks seemed to find their footing going to the second quarter; Jen Kennaugh (GD) and Vicky Waterhouse boosting moral for the team with some great rebounds; trying to keep the Route 1 shooters at bay. With both teams rising to the challenge of getting to the ball and sinking in the crucial shots. Ellie Barker (GA) and Gemma Williams (GS) helped get back into the game as the half time score being 20-12.
It was a battle of the mid court territory going into the third quarter with both centres (Alice Leadbeater-Terris and Sienna Dunn) covering a lot of ground and spurring their players on. With some great battles between Route 1’s Katie Willson (WA) and Simcocks’s Chloe Wood (WD) with the score ending in the quarter as 27-20.
In the final quarter Route 1’s defensive trio made up Flo Barber (WD), Lisa McMullan (GD) and Erica Richards (GK) were near impossible to breakthrough leaving Simcocks struggling. The final score was 38-23 with Route 1 winning the game and firmly cementing 3rd place in the league.
Player of the Match: Sienna Dunn Route 1 Volts
DAM Plant Young Farmers A 37-32 Thompson 2
In the first quarter both teams got off to a good start, it was goal for goal ending with Thompson ahead by just one goal 7-6.
After the first quarter the game could have gone either way, Thompson were consistent, put pressure on each pass Farmers made and were determined from the first whistle. Thompsons defence Rose Turner and Tegan Horrox were strong throughout, pushing Farmers to the edge of the circle to shoot and forcing them to make silly mistakes.
Farmers pulled ahead with a 3 goal lead at the half time stage 15-12.
After the half time break Farmers were able to slow down play and started to work the ball up the court more consistently, allowing Sam Curphey and Alison King to convert their shots.
The third quarter was again very close with Thompson playing very well and fighting for every ball, they managed to pull it back to one goal behind farmers 26-25.
Excellent shooting from GS Gabby Divall and GA Ella Crowe who was playing up.
In the final quarter farmers really stepped it up showing fight and determination and the final score ended 39-32 to Farmers. Player of the match went to Nicci Cain, Young Farmers which was very well deserved as she played a brilliant match.
Thank you to umpires and scorers.