Paulton’s younger side took to the Sydenham court with slight trepidation and struggled to settle despite being the better team. The first quarter was shaky with the ball going from end for end. Some quick interceptions by Jade and Sarah in the centre court allowed Paulton B to pull ahead slightly, finishing the quarter 8-12.
The second quarter saw Paulton attempt to force the young Garnets team to make mistakes however a few key players from the Sydenham team kept them going. Andrea made some great interceptions in her first game for Paulton keeping a calm head and sticking with her tall GS well. It was still goal for goal at the end of the quarter 19-20.
After a good pep talk and a quick change around with Shelley and Laura coming on Paulton came out fighting determined to keep their undefeated streak. Kim and Laura slipped back into a defensive partnership well with Shelley moving the ball well up the court with the help of Liz who covered the space well and kept the pressure on her WA throughout the quarter. Paulton were still ahead 26-29 at the end of the quarter.
The final quarter started well with Helen and Darby working the ball around the circle and hitting the target time and again. Jade back in defence at WD pressured her WA well and made some important interceptions. The whole team pushed hard in the final 5 mins and fought for ever ball taking Garnets by surprise. Paulton ended the game with a well battled victory 38-40.
Thanks to Vic and Deb for coming along to cheer us and to Ness for umpiring.