On an incredibly wet September evening the Butterfly's took to the court against the current leaders in the Division so we all knew it would be a tough match and we had to bring our A game.
The match started slow with each team successfully scoring off their centre passes - though there were turnovers for both teams which were not converted and just before the end of the first quarter the Butterfly's managed to convert one of the numerous turnovers that had been happening all quarter to take a small lead.
2 pairs of fresh legs came on for the 2nd quarter and the team kept up their momentum from the 1st quarter, with denying space and putting the pressure on every pass to pull away by 7 goals at half-time.
After a quick break (in the lovely rain) and a few positional changes for the next quarter the Butterfly's had a bit of a wobbly start and let the opposition dominate the court space. With Ignite chipping away at the deficit the Butterfly's had to regroup and dig deep during this quarter and managed to hold on to a 2 goal lead going into the final quarter.
The final quarter went pretty much the same as the first quarter with each team successfully holding their centre passes. A great turnover in our defensive third spurred the players on and some amazing shots from distance meant at the final whistle the Butterfly's had held their nerve and were rewarded with their 2nd win in this league for the season.
1st Quarter: Butterfly's 5 - BF Ignite 3
Half-time: Butterfly's 11 - BF Ignite 4
3rd Quarter: Butterfly's 14 - BF Ignite 12
Full-Time: Butterfly's 22 - BF Ignite 16
Well done to all 9 players last night who showed amazing determination and never put their heads down when the opposition put the pressure on and closed the gap.
Player of the match (as voted by the opposition)
Your next match in this league is on Monday 30th September at 7:30pm against SH Allsorts, lets see if we can make it 3 out 3 :)