The first match back after the boozing and over-eating season – and a bit of a mood killer to walk away with a loss. …… but we can’t hide! It was against Barnes who had kicked our **** the first time round, so we did step on court with a determination of “let’s do better”. And we did. Just maybe not good enough.
Final score was 46-30. Goals per ¼ Barnes vs NUNs went as follows:
13 – 9
9 – 8
14 – 7
10 – 6
Bizarre we dropped a goal every ¼!!
They had a very strong defence who were both quick and jumpy. They had 2 defence subs who also came on – and that new energy, did bring them more interceptions than we had. A tall and accurate shooter who was fed very good balls – made it hard for our defence. Nothing worse than knowing you missed the tip by a cm. But sadly that was reality. The pressure they put on us created silly mistakes by all – stepping, breaking and silly passes.
We did not give up – fought until the end. Some brilliant moving around the circle for our attack and goals. Plus good back up from defence bringing the ball down the court. A lower number of obstructions or contact by our defence which meant less given away!
The usual is to say we could have won….. And that is always a possibility, but I do believe that on the day they deserved to win and it has made me personally think more about my game and what I could have done better.
ROCK ON SATURDAY for a professional-looking win!!!