Hinckley B keep foot on accelerator
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B team B team took to court for their second match of the season with determination to secure another win . Blustery conditions saw a change of game play to take an early lead in the first quarter. Communication was key within the strong defence of Hinckley against the strong shooters of Godiva B . Well timed interceptions and disciplined defending kept Hinckley slightly ahead after each quarter , with dynamic drives sweeping down court . Attack maintained focused and sturdy delivering precise feeds into the shooters , who capitalised on their opportunities . Hinckley B took another win 39-26 with POM going to Lynda Sanders C team
Hinckley C team started well in their match against Ernesford C this week and were one goal ahead at the end of the first quarter 12-11. However in the second Ernesford upped their game and Hinckley only managed to score 3 goals falling behind 26-15 by half time. Ernesford took full advantage of their tall GS as Hinckley struggled to stop the high balls in to her. Hinckley kept fighting to the end but the final score was a 50-32 win for Ernesford. Sue Ley had an excellent game at centre winning her player of the match. D team Hinckley played Keresley B at home and after practicing on some of their concerns from last week were looking forward to it. The first quarter started off slowly and Hinckley’s shooters were not able to make the most of their shooting opportunities, score ended 5-10. A tactical change after the first quarter switching C and WA and following centre pass practice in the week the centres were effective with few errors. Hinckley felt they were improving despite still being behind by 10 at half time (11-21). In the third quarter D’s attack stayed calm working the goal circle beautifully passing around the circle and working together to take advantage of goal opportunities. Keresley’s attack found it difficult to get through Hinckley’s defence with many interceptions by GK, GD and WD and also Hinckley’s C actively using key stage 2 defence on many occasions. Hinckley pulled this quarter back and closed the gap to 22–27. An exciting last quarter saw Hinckley bringing the score to within 1 goal. Keresley started to panic which had a detrimental effect on Hinckley’s players too.
Despite end to end play with improved team work, good passes down court into the circle with great shooting by GA, Hinckley were unfortunate to let the score slip and lost the game 32 – 35.
Player of the match went to Helen Vause playing C for the majority of the game.