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Match Report - Team Thunder 30.9.18
Team Thunder had a great win over Jupiter in Bridgwater today. They took a little while to get going and were two goals down after the first quarter. It wasn't noticeable to the players on court, but Lorraine Cleverdon Brend only put-up one shot, but there wasn't any need for more though, as Louise Lathwell was being contacted and scored 11 out of 14 attempts. It had been goal for goal until the last couple of minutes. At quarter time, Katrina Venner moved into GA, Lucy Burnett to Centre and Cara Copsey came on as GD. The number of errors increased, but so did the interceptions and tips. Thunder made this quarter their own, winning it by 11 and therefore going in at half time 30-21 upbeat. Nicole Lathwell fed the shooters superbly giving them plenty of opportunity to net some goals. Katrina Venner surprised the bench and herself, by taking shots from wherever she was (barely in the circle most of the time), rather than passing it to get close, but thankfully Lathers had her eye in! This cushion allowed the team to make more changes for the final two quarters. Cara Copsey went to Centre, Katrina Venner back to GD and Lorraine Cleverdon Brend back to GA for the third quarter. There was still ten unforced errors but the defensive pressure from everyone remained high. Rowan Fitzsimmons and Katrina Venner worked together to hunt in the centre third and Kiara Clarke changed her play to rotate more in the goal circle. Thunder only won Q3 by 3 but they had the confidence with a 12 goal buffer. In the final quarter Cara Copsey moved back to WD and Lucy Burnett to Centre. Both forced mistakes and won many interceptions. Cleverdon Brend and Lathers moves and shot brilliantly to extend the lead to 21 and Kiara Clarke coped well with the new shooter. Thunder won 62-41. A fantastic team effort. Lots of changes which players adapted quickly to.
Team Line Up: Kiara Clarke, Katrina Venner, Cara Copsey, Rowan Fitzsimmons, Lucy Burnett, Nicole Lathwell, Lorraine Cleverdon Brend & Louise Lathwell.
Player of the match went to Louise Lathwell from Titans and Lucy Burnett from the opposition.