Saturday we faced Hillcrest away. Whilst we had nothing to play for - they were fighting for their title to stay top of the league and get to county play offs. I feel we both had different agendas whilst taking the court.
We started the game really well taking a 8-4 lead and getting the ball smoothly into the goal circle. With sarah B back from Australia, we saw a great start to her sinking her shots early and settling back into the team. We let Hillcrest back into the quarter to take the quarter 13-10. This is really something we need to work on, as we had the lead and let it go
Mainly through our own unforced errors and passing, it was windy and we weren't flat and direct enough or timing our runs in the mid court well enough. We were too late onto the ball allowing hillcrest to come through for interceptions. Their defence were tight on and we didn't do enough to get away from them, too static.
We did turn over a lot of ball though and errors were made on both sides keeping it a close match throughout.
After a switch in mid court in the third quarter, the ball did move through the court better and we had better back up options but hillcrest kept pushing on.
Unfortunately, we needed more time to get back into the flow of things again in attack ( story of our season) and we lost the game by 10 goals but it was a really close fought match - we will get there again. Its been up and down this year with players and coaches leaving and coming back and just not been our season but we will re group and go again next year.
Overall, it was an enjoyable game and we had fun which was our main target for the day :)
Excellent defence from both Clare and Pippa this week - Clares army roll across court will be etched in my brain forever! Classic!
POM HOME: PIPPA
POM AWAY: CLARE