17 September 2017
- Round up of matches
The opening matches of the
The opening matches of the local league saw all 3 teams secure good wins.
With a number of players not available, squads were lean, the youngsters stepped up & there were some fab debuts!
Hurricanes had a convincing win over Stroud Ladies 63-26
Led by Emma McKenzie in the middle Hurricanes stamped their authority from the outset. There were good debuts for Michelle Easterbrook & Anna Stephens & it was good to see Emily Burnside back in the black & red!
Lightning with only Meg Jennings & Ella Flatman from last year, had virtually a new line up which performed well, ending with a 46-33 win over a gutsy Survivors. Alix Baird moved up from Div 1 as did Jennie Graham & Eve Saunders. All 3 proved more than capable of playing in the Premier Division.
Ella Flatman playing out of position @ GA had a great game netting 18/22.
New comer Cat Houston slotted in well & it was great to see Jo Hutchins & Rosanna Hurst back on court.
A virtually new Storm squad in Div 1 ( average age about 17!) took a little time to settle, but once in the lead, ran away with the game against Randwick winning 40-20.
The only survivors from last year Tasha Young & Connie Trendle were joined by new players Georgia Palmer & Meg Seyers.
There were outstanding debuts from Hannah Howl & Seyers ( earning her player of the match)
In defence Ellie Gabriel & Connie Trendle with Howl turned numerous ball over & with Seyers & Nina Perry bringing the ball through court, by half time a 12 goal lead had been established.
Youngster Nadine Baird grew in confidence in the shooting circle as the game wore on.
This was a really encouraging start with so many new & young players stepping up.