League Cup Round 2: LB Jaguars 34 – 33 Wyvern Grangers
Despite Wyvern only having 6 players, Jags knew it was going to be a tough game against this Premier side on a cold morning… In the first quarter Jags played well and showed good possession and passing from the start. Wyvern fought back though and led the quarter 10-8. In the second quarter Helen and Jane swapped at Centre. Despite Wyvern playing a faster paced quarter, Jags were able to keep the pressure on and Ria, Tash and Kathryn worked hard in defence to keep the ball out of their circle. Consistent shooting from Chris at GS saw Jags edge in front to lead 19-17 at half time.
Jags kept players in the same position for the third quarter. Lesley and Sarah worked well together to ensure the Wyvern GD was kept out of their centre passes. Wyvern upped the pace again and controlled this quarter. Although Jags played well, Wyvern took the lead back to 26-25. The final quarter saw Jags determined to win, Jane went back to her GD position and Ria came forward for us to C. Everyone worked well together with some great passing down the court. The score was neck and neck at some points of this quarter, but with some great determination and good shooting, Jags managed to steal the lead just at the end. Final score was 34-33 to Jags.
The whole team played really well, which was evidenced by the spread of votes for player of the match. Following a re-vote, Kathryn ultimately won our Player of the Match for her great interceptions and marking at WD. Bring on round 3, well done Jags!
Team: Chris GS, Sarah GA, Lesley WA, Helen C, Jane C/GD, Ria GD/C, Kathryn WD, Tash R GK.