Comets V Carol Anne
Comets produced an outstanding display of netball on Saturday taking the game to a stunning 54-39 victory.
With only one training session since their last fixture, it was a great performance for their first game back in 2014, and saw newcomer Claire Carter helping out at GA in her first ever debut at this level. Carter's experience and calmness added hugely, as she played some great netball and converted 78% of her shots scoring 14/18 attempts. Ella Harvey at GS and Kate Nicholls supported at WA, and with all 3 being part of the University Squad a few years earlier, it was good to see combinations and friendships playing well back on court.
With regular shooter Wiley and defender Jo Hutchings missing early on due to trialling for the England Indoor Netball squad, Becky Cambell took the GD bib and played a very strong and dominant game. Jodie Webb playing at WD had a stunning game, using her speed and assertive drives to take numerous interceptions. The lead at half time was inHucclecote's favour 31-21.
The back defending end saw a mixture of Tee Idohosa, BeckyCambell and Jo Hutchings and all 3 settled in well playing strongly. Meanwhile Taryn Lawrence connected both ends with some strong drives and fast give and go play and combined with her precision feeds , Hucclecote continued to dominate. The second half saw youngster Annabel Stayleytake the WA , Betsy Wiley GA and Captain Kate Nicholls moved to Centre. Stayley at just 15 demonstrated someamazing athletic takes of the ball and used her speed and defending skills to help her team.
The final score of 54-39 was an excellent result against a tough Carol Anne side but Coaches player went to Jodie Webb taking an amazing 7 intercepts and forcing 4 more to her team mates.
Squad:- E Harvey, C. Carter, B. Wiley, K. Nicholls (Capt), A.Stayley, T. Lawrence , J. Webb, B. Cambell, T. Idohosa, J. Hutchings
Stats:- E. Harvey 31/46 67% C. Carter 14/18 78% B. Wiley 7/12 58%
Coaches Player:- Jodie Webb
Nominated Team Player: Kate Nicholls