Coastal Cheese crushed as Cresta Leisure prevail

Wyke Smugglers and Buglers earn thrilling draw…
26th September 2018

COASTAL CHEESE 24

CRESTA LEISURE 43

CRESTA Leisure claimed a resounding 43-24 triumph over Coastal Cheese in Division One.

Cresta started strongly, using their experience to move the ball patiently around the outside of the circle, giving their shooters optimal scoring position.

An early injury to Coastal’s GK meant a change for the team but they settled in quickly and worked well to put points on the board.

The second quarter saw Coastal up their game, with great defensive manoeuvring from Anna Mitchell, GD, and Jenna Harvey, GK, denied Cresta’s opportunities to score.

High winds and rain continued to make play difficult through the final quarter. Coastal Cheese kept the pressure up and showed great skill but Cresta had found their stride and were able to increase their lead even further to secure the win.

Premier Division

BELLE CONSTRUCTION 38

OTC 16

BELLE Construction continued their assault on the Premier Division with a dominant 38-16 victory over OTC.

Solid defence was on show, but Belle were able to gain a small lead thanks to some tactical attacking play.

OTC continued to fight for possession, but Belle were able to secure a string of turnovers to end the quarter with a solid lead.

OTC upped their defence to put effective pressure on Belle’s shooters. Both teams made some great interceptions leading to crucial turnovers, but Belle’s shooters made the most of their space in the circle to increase their team’s lead.

Despite several turnovers and incredible pressure from OTC’s Kirsty Sibley, Belle’s shooters were still finding opportunities to score, allowing them to stretch their lead further and emerge victorious.

Division Two

ARTIFEX 33

WJNC 20

A SUPERB team effort saw Artifex run out 33-20 winners over WJNC in Division Two.

Beginning in high spirits, both teams worked well to get points on the board. Evenly matched, the first 10 minutes saw the teams trading goal for goal, keeping the scoreline even.

Artifex stepped up the pace, with GK, Jo Carter, collecting every rebound. Artifex’s mid-court players worked well to move the ball down the court.

WJNC defensive duo Mailia Brown and Amber Hider utilised their skill and athleticism to keep Artifex’s shooters at bay, but GA, Nicola Powell, found great space in the circle.

Accurate shooting from both Artifex shooters helped them increase their lead.

WJNC continued to play with determination and skill, showing off their potential as a new, young developing team but it was the combined experience and great team effort of Artifex that allowed them to secure their third win in a row in their debut season.

ALLWAYS REMOVALS 47

MERAKI 16

ALLWAYS Removals notched a massive 47-16 victory over Meraki in Division Two.

Allways showed outstanding tactical play, converting goals from challenging positions to gain an early lead, despite formidable mid-court play from Meraki’s C, Kath Clay.

Both teams continued to fight for every goal but Meraki were unable to make the most of scoring opportunities, allowing Allways to increase their lead.

Allways continued to show their skill in the final quarter with excellent tactical play to overcome Meraki’s determined defence and claim an emphatic win.

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