Line Up: Laura (C), Lauren, Lucy, Mandy, Tabby, Sylvie, Amy
The 4s arrived on a slightly cloudy morning for a wonderful warm up lead by Sylvie. The first game of the season was at hand and the 4s were ready to go. After winning the toss, bibbing up, a “1, 2, 3, NUNS!!” and taking to court, Mandy stepped into the centre circle, ball in hands and the first whistle blew… We were off.
First quarter nerves didn’t seem to play a part for the new and returning 4s – you really couldn’t tell we hadn’t played together! Some amazing defence saw many intercepts and turn overs and the ball being brought down to the shooters to capitalise on. With two options offered at most passes and amazing noise across the court we lead 14 – 2 at the end of the quarter.
With Kath and Pip on the side lines, some amazing words of advice and help dished out, we went back onto court rearing to go again. We played our hearts out, defence once again on fine form. The quarter seemed to fly by and suddenly half time was upon us. We played through the third quarter with the whole team working really hard on man to man marking and pressuring passes all the way down the court producing some great turn overs.
After an encouraging chat from Kath at third quarter time we were ready. The fourth quarter was not our best, match fitness played a part, and Pleiades managed to pull a few back and turn over a few more than we wanted. We kept our wits about us however and managed to hold our lead, winning the match 37 – 15.
No rest for the wicked (or netballers as it would seem). Trials for next season are just around the corner.
5th & 19th July 2015
10am to 1pm on both days
Southfields Community College
333 Merton Rd
Closest stations – Southfields (district line) or Earlsfield (national rail)
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Well, what a game. The game started with a hiss and a roar and we were quickly away with a steady lead. Excellent hustle through the middle made it difficult for Teddington to get the ball to their shooters, and allowed our defensive unit to pick off some great intercepts. Despite Teddington having deceptively long arms, our attackers had some stellar feeds into our very swift shooting unit, with a few successful and (not so successful) bombs being thrown in from as far past the centre circle. The conclusion made from this was “if only Suz could fly.”
With the goal of versatility play in our sights, we changed to a much shorter and sharper game in the 3rd quarter and were successfully ahead by 20+ goals. BOOM! Versatility here we come. SHS (obviously) stepped in at GA proving that not only is she a good feeder, her shooting style is quite unorthodox, yet very much effective. Janelle and Jean (JJ) joined forces to be the new attacking combo showing off some speedy balls into our shooters. Gilly Mac had a great run at WD showing that she can definitely hustle on D.
Final Score 65- 30 to NUNS
All in all, a very successful game, proving that our team is very much a versatile salada.
Reported by Amz ( supporter and score keeper… and timer)
So 4 big away games this weekend:
1s away at Old Actonias (11:00)
2s away at Whyteleafe (13:45)
2s away again on Sunday at Fusion (10:00)
4s away at Wandsworth (13:30)