DNTS R3 - Norwich
By Paul Morris
A tail of two seasons
Wow...that was a weekend!
A tail of two seasons, stormy Saturday and a sunny Sunday.
Saturday saw the mixed DNTS competition.
Cheetahs submitted a predominantly female squad supported by Anthony Wise, Tony O'Brian & Andy Sharpes.
This was a tough day, not just because of the really bad weather, but the competition was made up of big squads that where mostly male orientated.
Cheetahs did not role over though, the squad fought hard and where we where lacking in male players the ladies stepped up and made a true competition of it. In one match we lost one of the ladies to a very bad knock, reducing the squad size for the following day.
The ladies where absolutely amazing, an inspiration, warriors every single one of them. Anthony, Tony and Andy played their part driving the ball hard supporting the ladies, Anthony even scored a couple!
Lost against a very strong Manchester 8 -1
Lost against Thames Valley 4 -1
A really good close match against Northampton losing right at the end of the match 3 - 2, this was a great game.
Lost to Canterbury 6 -0, however in the Salva semi final against our nearest rivals and friends Crewe & Nantwich, Chester won 3 - 2. This was such a competitive (as they always are) full on game, but as tradition has it, we got together for a group huddle afterwards.
In addition to the matches, Saturday was referee coaching and assessment day.
It was a good day for Andy who achieved his level 1 refs badge.
Despite the results the squad did us proud.