The Cup/Plate games continued this week and some great games were played…..
Bosworth Roses v Ashby Fire
This cup tie was always going to be a tricky one, Ashby Fire were on form but Roses held there own for the 1st 2 quarters. Ashby pulled away in the 2nd half, and there shooters were outstanding!
Ashby Fire vs Bosworth Roses
So at the start of the week, I invited Fire to Carla’s birthday party which involved Fire playing Bosworth Roses today in the cup. With cake.🎂🍰 Slightly different start to the attacking side of the team this week. Fire still went in with every intention of winning. We took the first quarter to settle in but still with a strong start. And just got stronger as the game went on. Great defence from Denise and Mairi Parsons who controlled a lot of the game play today. Awesome interceptions from Louise Manning. Great work through centre court to attack from Carla and Emily Perry. Well played Hayley Homer in GA some great movement. Well done to Emily Bales on MVP and a big thank you to Philippa McQuilton for scoring and providing sound advice as always. And also a massive happy birthday to the lovely Carla Garey ❤️😍😘 We won 58-17.
Swadlincote Swifts vs Whitwick.
It was the third week of cup games and this week Swadlincote swifts played Whitwick. It was a 9:00 start and Newbridge was icy cold, that was soon not an issue once the game started. Swifts dominated from the offset with a comfortable 16-4 lead in the first quarter. There was some fast play down the court from both teams, but the swifts defensive work made it hard for Whitwick to convert. Some excellent circle work from Dani Taylor and Rach Bailey which preceded some amazing shots from Emily Brockwell (GOG). Well done to both teams, and a shout out to Steph Devine who got player of the match for Whitwick. A 75-16 win for Swifts!
Donington Diamonds vs Hornettes Gold
A tough first quarter with Hornettes taking an initial lead 5-1 within a few minutes but Donington came back fighting with strong defensive play and ended the quarter only 1 down.
Hornettes broke away in the second and third quarter.
Despite fatigue kicking in, Donington put up a fight until the end with some great interceptions in the centre and defensive third, moving the ball around the circle well and converted their play to goals. This resulted in a 10-6 win in the final quarter. It was too little too late though and the game ended 39-28 to a strong, sporting Hornettes side. A great competitive game, played in great spirits by both sides.
Well done to Caz Cox on star player, well deserved; she intercepted some great balls, was there for the rebounds and had many successful tips in the game.