Dukes Vs Paulton A 30th Sept 09

Report Paulton A vs Dukes wed 30th sept 2009 Another mid week match seen Paulton A travel down to Tor for an early game.

Paulton started strong from the whistle, playing against a changed Dukes side.  Both teams trying to control the pace of the game.  Dukes defence were strong but Davina and Cheryl played hard and made every ball theirs.  At the end of the first quarter paulton had a slight lead 11-10.

Going into the second quarter with squad rotation Paulton settled into the match and turned over some great balls leaving Cheryl and Davina to extend the lead with some accurate shooting.  Vanessa’s vocal support in the attacking end lifted the team, and at half time Paulton led 26-17.  

Rotation change seen Josie coming in at GK in her first match this season, putting real pressure on the Duke’s shooters! With the dynamic combination of Hayley and Vanessa in attack, feeding the circle strongly, Paulton kept their heads and increased the pace of the game.  Victoria and Josie picking up rebounds in the defending circle, and the team working well to take the ball up the court using all the channels.  Stuart would of been proud to watch.

Paulton went into the last quarter 36-28, Shelley coming back on at C, controlled the center of the court, reading the play well and passing some strong passes into the circle, showing great experience of the game. With Catherine in at WD creating great space in the middle third and also providing back up support for the attack, Paulton finshed 46-35 at the final whistle.

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