13 January 2018
- Round up
Hurricanes totally dominated their match
Hurricanes totally dominated their match v Randwick from the outset.
Michelle Dowle & Nic Jennings were both on form converting at every opportunity.
At the other end, it was good to see Claire Richards back on court.
Her partnership with Michelle Easterbrook in the circle denied Randwick shooters many chances who only managed to convert 9 goals by half time to Hurricanes 25.
Mid court the ball moved swiftly with all players giving first release leaving their markers a step behind. This was a confident performance by the squad who ran out winners 60 - 25.
Joint players were the 2 Michelles, one at either end of the court.
Lightning, not to be outdone also gave a great performance winning their match with BC Saints 55-32. Ffion Williams was in outstanding
form netting 41/46 gaining her player of the match.
The mid court quartet- Ella Flatman, Jenny Graham, Nina Perry & Beth Atkins all performed well with their decision making much improved. Error rate was minimal giving the shooters Williams & Elle Parker plenty of opportunities to score.
With both regular circle defenders unavailable it fell to Ellie Gabriel & Ella Langford to step in. They did a super job & looked like they had played
together all season.
Storm in Div1 made a gallant effort to contain league leaders Cirencester.
With both circle defenders missing due to injury & illness it was a case of making the best use of the squad available!
It was great to see Alice Bradley back on court who managed a 1/4 @ GK having been out all last season.
Sophie Young, then Sam Taylor, normally at the other end shooting- worked tirelessly at GK to contain a very accurate GS.
There was some good through court play & some great feeds into the shooters by C Meg Seyers.
15 year old Nadine Baird shot well converting 25/30.
The score line of 37-62 was certainly respectable against an experienced team @ the top of the table & secures Storm the all important point from the game.
Tasha Young was awarded player of the match by Cirencester & the coaches player went to Sam Taylor