This result was the win of the day as Storm only had 3 players on court in the squad who played last year. With 5 youngsters being brought up into the adult league, it was a very inexperienced team taking on Randwick. It didn’t help that captain Issy Farrell injured herself in the warm up & was unable to take the court! After a nervous start Storm found themselves 4 goals adrift down 8-12. Ilana Turner in her first adult league match was totally unfazed & took on the shooting netting 8/9 in the first Q.A re arranging of the team to cope with key players for Randwick, saw Sam Taylor swop ends into defence to close down the talented GA. Another youngster Georgie Smith came on @ GA with Ilana dropping back to GS. This combination proved to be a winning one turning a 4 goal deficit into a 3 goal lead by half time. Newcomer Kate O’toole had a strong game @ GK rebounding well, supported by Macey Hamil at Wd bringing the ball out of defence.
Also new to adult league Scarlet Jinks did a great job @ C linking the attack & putting in some precision feeds to both shooters. “Old hands” at this level Tasha Young & Connie Trendle supported the new youngsters well & once in front, Storm kept edging ahead.
This was a fantastic result by a very inexperienced squad with outstanding conversion rate of shots by both Georgie 16/19 & Ilana 32/38. Final result 50-43
Player of the match given to Ilana Turner for an outstanding performance in the shooting circle.