Well done to the 5 Butterfly's who played this morning and thank you to Sophie (Finch) & Heather (Bracknell Flames) who helped us field in a team on a cold & windy Saturday morning.
The 7 players started well and managed to match Gemini goal for goal in the 1st quarter. Not all our shots were going in but all the players worked hard to regain possession after any turnovers and were rewarded with a 1 goal lead at the end of the first quarter.
The 2nd quarter was very much the same with both teams making silly passes/choice of placement and each team respectively were quick to take advantage and pass the ball to the shooters. The Butterfly's continued to work tirelessly for this quarter and ended up at half-time with a 2 goal lead.........first time in this league we have been infront of our opposition so all your hard work is paying off.
Unfortunately the girls were not able to carry on this impressive improvement into the 2nd half and tired legs resulted in very static players which the opposition were quick to intercept passes and deliver the ball safely to their shooters who despite all the defenses hard work, just kept scoring.
A great first half of the match by all the players was unfortunately undone in the 2nd half and Gemini ran away with the win as we struggled to keep moving due to tiredness.
Player of match (voted by opposition): Jasmine Akbar-Phillips
Thank you to Lucy Theobald for scoring and Patricia for umpiring the 9am match.