Wandsworth E vs. Pleaides 2: 34 - 15 (by Ellie)
By W NC
Selina, Evie, Helen, Tess, Ellie, Leanne, Becky
With only seven of us this week, there was no opportunity for fresh legs at quarter time so we knew we had to pace ourselves while still going out and smashing it. First quarter, we took a strong lead, with the ball flowing nicely down the court and despite the wind blowing the ball in a few funny directions, our shooting was on point in the circle, ending the quarter 10-3.
Second quarter brought the addition of rain to the game, making the court and the ball slippery, but we didn’t let this bring our game down. Defence were nailing their marking with HP’s lean wowing us all (those legs gal!) and some fab tips from Tess. We ended the quarter 20-7.
By the third quarter, we knew that we just had to sustain our lead and not let them pull it back. We worked hard on our zone, forcing them to make short passes while both Becky and Evie make some awesome interceptions and they began to get frustrated as they struggled to get the ball into the circle. We ended the quarter 28-13.
In the final quarter, our aim was to win by double, and we bloody did! With some great support around the circle and back up support from Leanne on the third line, Selina and Ellie were able to work it round and under the post, not letting the wind affect our goals! We ended the match 34-15... Let’s hope the Es winning streak is back! ?