BG Solicitors (BG) -v- RG Flames (RG)
So our 10th match of the Winter season was Monday 6th January against RG Flames who were in 8th position in division 3 with BG in 5th position. This was our first game after the Christmas and new year break so we squeezed ourselves into our forgiving elasticated kits and took the court for some much needed exercise!!
RG started very effectively with their shooters netting 6 goals to our 3 in the first quarter.
However, our defence were decidedly more effective in the 2nd quarter. GK – Carla Mowforth, GD – Dani Roberts (our most recent signing) and WD – Liz Dransfield capitalised on any missed goals by collecting rebounds and efficiently passing up into attack ensuring that RG’s keen attackers were unable to recoup the advantage.
BG’s defensive resolve ensured RG were only able to score 2 goals in the 2nd quarter compared to BG netting 3, thus finishing the 2nd quarter behind at 6 goals to RG’s 8.
The 3rd quarter saw more excellent BG defensive work with perfect links between defence and mid court players namely, C – Jean Williams (of BG’s litigation department) and WA – Sarah Allen. The latter two players battled relentlessly to intercept RG’s attacking moves and feed the ball through the centre of the court to BG’s shooters, GA – Karen Boulton and GS – Helen Meears.
With the exception of our new signing (Dani), our defence have played together for approx 20 years and therefore built up an understanding and trust in one another’s skills. On the other hand, our shooters have only played together for one season and Helen Meears has only recently stepped into the GS position, so naturally still working on their development as a unit. BUT, how quickly and effectively is that development coming along!! After some half time team discussions between all players but especially the shooters, the 3rd quarter saw our shooters tower in confidence and netted 4 goals to RG’s 2, with the 3rd quarter ending on a draw at 10 each.
Once again we saw ourselves taking the court for the final quarter with the scores level and it was pure TEAM effort, experience and tenacity that gained our final win with a score of 19 – 11.
This was a well fought game, played with an excellent sporting spirit from both teams, with dominant but fair umpiring provided by Amy Allenby and Gina Ryder who both give so much support to the league.
Players of the match votes:-
We voted for RG’s GA, Courtney Dean
RG voted for BG’s C, Jean Williams
Both umpires voted for BG’s GK, Carla Mowforth.
Results and League Tables : Results PDF
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