BREAKING NEWS - 14 year old Rhianna passes her 'C' Award
Team Thunder finish an IMPRESSIVE 5th out of 20 Teams in SW Regional Tournament
9th Sept 2018. What a fantastic result for Team Thunder in Exeter, to secure a fabulous 5th spot out of 20.
Thunder tended to make it difficult for themselves by going down and then coming back, but for a first outing, the play and the results were superb.
Kiara Clarke & Charlotte Broadhead stepped up and certainly benefited from the experience, winning interceptions and making good decisions when in possession. It was great to welcome Lorraine Cleverdon Brend and Ruth Chamings back onto the the court after maternity breaks, and you wouldn't have known they had been off. Then those from last season showed they've maintained their fitness and composure to enable others to settle. Great defence from Paula Young and Rowan Fitzsimmons enabled Louise Lathwell to put up loads of accurate shots, and Katrina Venner and Nicole Lathwell worked tirelessly in the mid court.
Thunder finished runners up in their pool and faced Taunton side Galmington in the quarter finals. Drawing 9 all at full time meant the exciting golden goal rule. This was the longest time all day for a goal to be scored, with the play going from one end to the other, and amounting mighty pressure on the shooters, but unfortunately Thunder were on the losing side. They put this behind them and won their final two matches to take the 5th spot.
Hucclecote - Lost 8-13
Babylon - Won 9-8
Crossbow - Won 9-8
Cornwall Storm - Won 9-8
QF - Galmington - Loss 9-10
Lovell Titans - Won 10-6
Premier Romans - Won 13-10
Team Line Up: Katrina Venner, Ruth Chamings, Lorraine Cleverdon Brend, Kiara Clarke, Paula Young, Louise Lathwell, Charlotte Broadhead, Rowan Fitzsimmons & Nicole Lathwell