U16's v Team Jets
This match didn't start off great , sorting out the sports hall with tennis going on! Girls warming up while the court being swept & goal post corrected! After half hour all sorted.
The first qtr is always scrappy with loose balls, timing was out, but I knew they would settle, after 1st qtr 4 goals down, no changes made going on to the 2nd qtr, the team getting used to umpires quick 3 seconds, sometimes just 2 seconds this did disrupted play but they needed to get on with it, she was going umpire the match! End of the qtr 18-21
3rd qtr changes were made in defence , this really upset the pace of Jets & cote scored the next 5 goals , they were on a role , some umpire decisions were against cote , but this didn't stop them playing for every ball, this was u16's best qtr, taking the ball up court timing & feeding to the line, as well as the circle really paid off one goal in in cotes favour. 31-30
4th qtr one more change, fresh legs in centre court, this qtr was going goal for goal, both teams were shooting & not missing, could of gone either way, this was nail biting finish, the Hucclecote supporters were giving every thing they could, in Hucclecote's defence circle putting so much pressure the GS had no chance of shooting! It was all on the GA.
One minute to go, it was at cotes shooting end, 37-37 both teams thumbled the ball 2 or 3 times, but managed to keep it our end & ended up in cotes favour, one quick pass in to the circle last shot of the match & u16's won 38-37 . The noise was deafening from all the supporters & team bench. Fantastic performance from every player, the control for a hour from both teams with a very Physical match!
Although we had more errors this week, than positives, it was a hard fought match they all played out of their skins, so pleased with the composure from every player.
M Randell 80% H Longbotham 81%
Interceptions & Tips 32
Errors 39 ;(
POM H Longbotham
M Randell, H Longbotham , S O'Dwyer, A Staley, C Tambling,
C Taylor ( cap) R Hurst, A Cook, E Thrall, I Anderson, E Lane, H Tyler
Coach - Stella Ben Hania
Team Manager - Sarah Taylor
Scorer - Claire O'Dwyer
Thank you Andrew for the photo's
A Big thank you to all the Supporters it made so much difference 😀
NEXT round 2/2/14 v Saints - Cheltenham College