Paulton’s Tomahawks continued their winning form on Saturday in a closely contested battle against Claremont from Galmington. From the first whistle it was clear that the game would be fast and competitive with all players committing to interceptions creating a contesting match. As the goals flowed so the tension on court grew as neither team could break the other’s focus ending the first quarter 13 goals all.
A tactical team talk ensured that Tomahawks came out determined to minimise the errors they were making, while taking their time when turnovers were created. Dominating runs from Davina at GS ensured that Jade and Darby could feed the circle with ease with Cheryl, GA shooting with 100% accuracy. As the half time whistle blew Claremont had just scored to put them ahead 20 – 21.
A quick rotation with Jade moving to WA, Caron to C and Darby to WD and a team aim to drive the score forward, ensured that Tomahawks entered the second half with a confident attitude. From the offset, Darby, WD and Victoria, GD were able to dominate Claremont’s centre passes turning interceptions into goals by Cheryl and Davina. Great strength and speed from Caron ensured she was able to make countless interceptions centre court, with Victoria and Kirsty linking up well to force Claremont’s attackers to over feed / short pass the shooting circle. With the quarter finishing 33 – 30 Tomahawks knew the game was now theirs for the taking.
As the final minutes ticked in the last quarter Kristy made some invaluable interceptions at GK which the team drove the ball up to the shooting circle for Cheryl and Vina to shoot with ease. Strong attacking play and defensive work as individuals and as a team, ensured that Tomahawks were able to keep their 3 points lead to secure yet again a valuable win.
The team would like to thank Hazel for umpiring, Kristie for reserving and all their spectators who cheer them on. Player as voted by Claremont was Victoria. The squad and all members at Paulton Rovers Netball Club would like to wish Cheryl Wiltshire a fantastic 40th Birthday.