Trust Helping Hands 38 Comets Tornadoes 36
Thunderbirds 16 BDR 24
After the Christmas break and bad weather, teams were happy to play on Sunday in cold but sunny conditions. Comets Thunder took a convincing win from the match against Pink Ladies, despite a strong defensive performance from Sarah Blake. The 5 points keeping Comets Thunder snapping at the heels of BDR mid-table. Thunderbirds made a strong start against BDR, taking the lead in the first quarter. BDR defended well in the second, reducing Thunderbirds' lead to 10-7. Great teamwork allowed BDR to take the lead in the third quarter and they maintained this to take the 5 points for the win.
Trust announced their recent association with Helping Hands Homecare, based in Alcester. Helping Hands offer support to adults of all ages across England & Wales to stay in the comfort their own homes. Trust Helping Hands, as they are now known, were proud to play in their new kits due to the generous support of Tim Lee of Helping Hands. The team faced a big game against Comets Tornadoes, the only team to have beaten the current league leaders this season so far, and who sit in third place. The game was close throughout as anticipated, with both teams taking small leads at different stages of the match. The contest in the Comets Tornadoes' shooting circle was well fought with strong performances from Tracey Sone and Becky Fernandes at GS and GA, and Trust Helping Hands' defence of Katie Ford and Ange Sinclair. Trust Helping Hands took 5 points from the game by just a 2 goal advantage after a well contested and friendly match. As Shooters were unfortunately unable to field a team this week, CBH take a 35-0 win meaning they stay 2nd in the division tied on points with Trust Helping Hands at the top of the table, but closing the gap on goal difference.
Umpires' player of the match awards go to:
- Pink Ladies: Sarah Blake
- Comets Thunder: Lucie Mellor
- Thunderbirds: Kizzy Galvin
- BDR: Debbie Mertens
- Trust Helping Hands: Katie Ford
- Comets Tornadoes: Rhi Ridgway