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Match Report - Team Lightning 07.10.2018
Lightning took the initial lead in their home fixture against the quality side of Team Bath. The first quarter was fast and furious, and errors were made by both teams, as they found their rhythm. Team Bath closed down space in the centre court, forcing some long passes by Lightning. Grace (GA) and Emily (GS) shot accurately, however Team Bath narrowed the margin and took the lead by one goal at the end of the first quarter (11-12). The 2nd quarter was equally as exciting, with both teams fighting tirelessly for possession. Team Bath made centre passes difficult, forcing Jo (WD) to assist in centre court. The score line was neck and neck throughout the quarter. Amber (GK) and Poppy (GD) synchronised effortlessly in defence, minimising opportunities for Team Bath's tall Goal Shooter to score. Team Bath were rattled and Titans were able to take advantage of Team Bath's errors. Becka (WA) fed many accurate long balls into Emily and Grace. At half time it was still only a margin of one goal. (23-34). Despite a caution and warning being issued to Team Bath's WD for delaying play, both teams fought hard in the 3rd quarter. The score line was neck and neck throughout and Beth (C) worked hard to bring the ball down the court. Game play was scrappy and it was evident both teams were hungry for the win. The 3rd quarter ended with Team Bath marginally in the lead, still by one goal (34-35). As both teams took to the court for the final quarter, Team Bath took advantage of the initial errors made by Lightning. Despite Titan's efforts and exceptional team play, Team Bath increased to a 7 goal lead midway through the quarter. With dedication and drive, Titans managed to pull the score line within 4 goals, but Team Bath took the win with a final score of 47-43.
Player of the Match plaudits went to Emily Risdon (from Team Bath) and Jo Nancekivell (from Titans)
Team Line Up: Amber Manley, Poppy Sampson, Jo Nancekivell, Beth Nancekivell, Rebecca Manley, Grace Wilton & Emily Risdon.