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Match Report - Team Lightning 30.9.18
Another thriller of a match in Chulmleigh, where Team Lightning took on Bristol side Almondsbury.
Lightning took a quick lead as they took advantage of the errors the opposition made in missing their initial attempts on goal. As the quarter progressed, Almondsbury shooters were sinking the goals and the margin was narrowed. Beth Nancekivell (playing Centre and Player of the Match) broke down the space for centre court players to take the ball and errors were forced. Quarter 1 and it was 13-10 to Lightning. A formidable team in defence, Poppy Sampson, Michelle Sampson and Jo Nancekivell made it incredibly difficult for the opposition to get the ball into their shooters. Lightning looked in control throughout the 2nd quarter. Although minor errors were made, Lightning capitalised on opportunities and Rebecca Manley's (WA) feeds were accurate and direct into Emily Risdon (GS) and Grace Wilton (GA). Q2 and it was 30-24 to Lightning.
Entering the 2nd half, Almondsbury made changes to their team in their effort to narrow the gap, which ultimately impacted on their momentum. In true style, Lightning took advantage by keeping their momentum and further increased their lead. Q3 42- 34 to Lightning.
Confidence in their team mates was evident in the final quarter and meant the team kept position on the fourth and final quarter, dominating the court from the onset. Steady play and accurate passing and shooting meant that Lightning took the win with a final result of 56-40 to Lightning.
A clean and thrilling game to watch and recommended viewing.
Team Line Up: Michelle Sampson, Poppy Sampson, Jo Nancekivell, Beth Nancekivell, Rebecca Manley, Grace Wilton, Emily Risdon & Paula Young