Butterfly's v Finch
By Patricia Balcombe
Great Performance of determination
The girls started well and it was a very tight match the whole game with turnovers in all thirds by both teams. Some great shooting by our shooters, Evie & Isla in the first quarter and some tight defending by Alex & Lucy W, with the support of the mid-court players, Neve, Vanessa & lois meant we were able to take a lead at the end of the first quarter, 5 -2.
Some quick changes for the 2nd quarter with Jasmine and Lucy T coming on to mid-court and the match resumed with Finch defending everything and piling the pressure on every passed resulting in the score being level at half-time 8 all.
After a quick drinks break and more changes for the 3rd quarter we were able to return the pressure and keep the score level 11 -11 going into the last quarter.
For the final quarter we had changes in both circles to try and get the edge on the opposition and use fresh legs to help gain the advantage. We started off a bit slow in the final quarter with Finch scoring the first 3 goals, to take a 3 goal lead but all the players on the court dug deep for the final minutes. Some impressive play in all thirds to turnover or keep possession of the ball meant we scored 4 times in a row and did not allow the opposition to get another look in. As the final whistle was blown we missed a wild shot on goal but it didn't matter as we had managed to come back with true determination to win 15 -14.
It was an excellent match with both teams being equally matched and was just down to who's nerve and determination would shine through in that final quarter.
Well done to all 9 players who took part in the match, you all worked very hard and showed true determination in never giving up when things weren't working and the pressure was put on by the opposition.
Player of match (voted by opposition): Evie Faulkner
Thank you to Isla Milne for umpiring & Lucy Theobald for scoring the 7.30pm match.