- Stratford Ladies Blues 32 Comets Tornadoes 42
- Trust Helping Hands 55 Shooters 17
- Thunderbirds 22 Comets Thunder 30
- CBH 32 BDR 4
3rd and 4th placed teams Stratford Ladies Blues and Comets Tornadoes met this weekend and the match was a close one. With just one goal in it after the first quarter, Comets Tornadoes extended their lead to 5 by half time. Amanda Stobbs was a solid force in the circle for Comets and created space well. Stratford Ladies defended well with a great partnership between Shirley-Anne Lilley and Sophie Amphlett. Stratford Ladies closed the gap by one in the third quarter, but Comets had a strong final quarter and the game ended with them winning by 10 goals. The win for Comets takes third place from Stratford Ladies.
Trust Helping Hands needed to adjust due to poor player availability and injuries, with a number of players out of their normal positions. They enjoyed a good natured game against Shooters who benefited from the experience of Danielle Sutton playing in defensive and also demonstrating excellent skills in the attacking circle. Katie Ford moved from defence to WA for Trust Helping Hands, and Rachel Goodman took GA from her usual midcourt positions; both supported Elle Kane well at GS. The win for Trust keeps them at 2nd.
Playing with a team of just 6, Thunderbirds faced the established team of Comets Thunder. With the consistency of Carolyn Stacey at centre providing good support for them, they achieved one of their highest finishing scores of the season to take a well earned point from the game. The win for Thunder moves them from 7th to 5th in the table as they move ahead of BDR and Shooters, still tied on points.
League leaders CBH recorded a comfortable win against BDR despite a strong defensive performance from Jenny Darby and Helen Handy.
Umpires players of the match:
Stratford Ladies Blues - Shirley-Anne Lilley
Comets Tornadoes - Rhi Ridgway
Trust Helping Hands - Elle Kane
Shooters - Charlotte Rhodes
Thunderbirds - Carolyn Stacey
Comets Thunder - Ella Kirby
CBH - Tash Pryce
BDR - Jenny Darby