B Grade sat­is­fies hunger for win

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT - By STEPH WARD

B GRADE Mans­field 52 d. Be­nalla 37

Best on Court: (spon­sored by Davon’s Hair) Steph Ward Coach’s Award: (spon­sored by Café Forty One) Rose Hood

THE B Grade team took the court on Satur­day with the fo­cus of start­ing the first quar­ter with in­ten­sity.

And it was bril­liant, the de­fend­ers had the wall un­der way for cen­tre passes and our goaler ro­ta­tions were work­ing along with our tim­ing be­ing very pre­cise.

This al­lowed us at quar­ter time to have a 17-9 lead.

Sec­ond quar­ter was again strong de­spite the weather con­di­tions de­te­ri­o­rat­ing.

The Saints had some po­si­tional changes in the third and a lull in Ea­gles’ in­ten­sity saw them go 5 goals with no an­swer from us.

How­ever, we fought back and still man­aged a 12-11 quar­ter.

The last quar­ter was much stronger and set­tled from the Ea­gles keep­ing the Saints to just eight while we fin­ished with 11 goals.

Sarah and Leonie con­trolled the mid-court calmly for us ev­ery week and Satur­day was no dif­fer­ent.

They are con­tin­u­ally of­fer­ing and it is very clear just how im­por­tant they are in our suc­cess while our at­tack­ing end grows in un­der­stand­ing of each other.

A great game all round girls, proud of your dis­ci­pline in not play­ing into the at­ti­tude of the op­po­si­tion and hunger for the win this week, it showed and we came out on top.

Just let­ting the score board speak for it­self, 52-38 and play­ing our own game.

Good win girls - well fought.

Thank you again to our kind spon­sors for our awards each week.

PHOTO: Paul Martin

A GRADE: ALL SMILES: Emma Eg­gle­ston reaches out for the ball with a smile.

B GRADE: READY: Leone Berry sends the Ea­gles into at­tack.

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