Trust Helping Hands 75 BDR 12
With no scheduled fixtures this weekend due to half term, teams took advantage of the central venue being available and arranged 2 postponed/rearranged games to be played back to back on Sunday.
Given their positions at opposite ends of the table, league leaders CBH were challenged by a strong performance from Thunderbirds. Lauren Simmonds and Yvie Manhood defended excellently presenting CBH shooters with difficulties in keeping possession in and around the circle. Thunderbirds worked cleverly as a team, altering positions in intervals to maximise their strengths against fierce competition. CBH also made changes through the game, utilising their 2 subs to good effect. Whitney Manders defended with great strategy giving Thunderbirds plenty to think about in terms of how to gain space in the circle. A great team effort by both teams.
Trust Helping Hands and BDR replayed a fixture from December last year which was thwarted by the weather and so could not be completed. Excellent centre court support from Sarah Kemp and Katie Ford meant there were plenty of shooting opportunities for Trust Helping Hands and Elle Kane converted the majority of them, with great support from Sally Morris and Kay Dawson. BDR, with their 3 substitutions, made changes through the match to counter Trust's game. Helen Handy defended excellently, coping well with the height of Elle Kane meaning the Trust attack had to change their game in response. Jenny Darby provided support to her BDR team all over the court from her position as centre, and Ami Dixon impressed all players on a number of occasions sinking her outstanding long range shots.
Umpires players of the match:
CBH - Gemma Ketley
Thunderbirds - Lauren Simmonds
Trust Helping Hands - Sarah Kemp
BDR - Jenny Darby