By Paul Morris
Sunday was MWNTS round 2.
A better day to play touch but no less tough for the ladies, particularly after the energy sapping Saturday. A player down to begin with and not a full 14 player squad as was with other teams. And bearing in mind the effort and workload from Saturday, the ladies stepped up, worked hard, in all of their 7 games, in fact worked d*mn hard!
There where some great driving and moments of shear magic.
First game was against Nottingham, a very evenly balanced match with possession being equal. Cheetahara's had 16 drives against Notts losing 3 - 2 in the dying seconds. Post match discussions refocused the ladies and they went out for the second game against Norwich. 3 and 4 man drives proved to work well and gained ground for the ladies. Running in a fab 7 - 0 victory off 14 drives.
This fantastic win really did raise the ladies and going out to the third game against a strong St.Albans squad.
The game was evenly matched but Cheetahara's won 3 - 2 off 13 drives.
The fourth game was against Crew & Nantwich and following on from the match on Saturday the ladies where keen for a second win. It was one of those matches where some decisions don't go your way, but despite this, it was a great competitive match with a 2 - 2 draw.
Cheetahara's fith game against G-force also resulted in a 2 -2 draw. The attacking performance matched Cheetahara's defensive strength and was a great match for the neutral to watch.
The sixth game against Revolution was a formidable battle. Scores swapped back and forth to 3,3. Two quick scores late in the second half gave Revolution the victory, but this didn't reflect the commitment and tenasisity of our ladies.
These results meant the Cheetahara's where in the plate final for 3rd place against G-force, a rematch of the 2-2 draw.
Despite fatigue, despite being a smaller squad and despite being a player down, Cheetahara's won 3-2.
Truly outstanding performance by our ladies of Chester.
There some great highlights of this weekend but the one that sticks out the most is Evie' s 60 meter interception and score against Revolution.
As an added bonus, Cheetahara's also made ITV Angela news, both can be found on our Facebook page.
On a personal note, this was a great weekend of Touch and I'm so proud of Cheetah Nomads and the Cheetahara's absolute legends.