Basingstoke 2 vs The Professionals
After last week's win, the girls were feeling the pressure to repeat the same success. With a slightly frustrating start, after missing more than a few consecutive shots, the girls soon found the right pace and took a strong lead. After a few weeks off, Jen C quickly slipped back into the flow of things and her & Nat worked up a real storm in the circle. As always Jen L and Michelle had a great defensive presence at the other end of the court, keeping out lots of potential goals from the opposition.
Despite parts of the game where play was particularity scrappy, including a lot of over-crowding on parts of the court, things did smooth out with some great passes down the centre court thanks to Teresa, Kayleigh and Siobhan, and some even better movement in the circle between Jen C and Nat. First timer Sophie played her part well in driving the ball down the court and putting pressure on the other team, helping Basingstoke to turnover many of the opponents centre passes.
The rest of the game saw Basingstoke boost their goal lead even further with a more comical sense of play. There were a lot of keen players on the centre passes causing simultaneous breaking, some crazy inspector gadget arms from Nat saving the most difficult of balls, and some super-quick passes in and out of the circle which meant Leanne nearly took a ball to the face on more than one occasion!
Overall a great match which ended 66-24 - possibly more goals than we scored for the whole of last season! Well done girls!
Final Score: 66-24
Post written by Leanne Longhurst
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