Tomahawks knew they were in for another tough match against strong experienced opposition Vivary, and after a heavy defeat last weekend, they were determined to close the gap and enjoy the game. The game started with short and sharp passing creating a competitive start from both teams.
With a few rotations discussed the first half of the match was strong with Hawks playing their own game, the Hawks defence; Kirsty, Vic and Laura made Vivary work hard, and prevented attacking options for them. In the centre court Jade and Sarah linked up well with shooters Darby and Davina creating some great play and making it count between them. The first half ended 16-24 to the away side.
Hawks knowing that they were playing much better than last week went onto the court with a better mindset and switched Cheryl on at GK to hassle Vivary’s strong shooters and grab in the rebounds for Vic to give the long ball to the attack. Darby kept the attack strong, creating space and passing around the circle to attackers Sarah and Jade making Vivary work hard to turn over the ball.
Although Hawks were losing 22-34 by the end of the 3rd quarter, they didn’t put their heads down and remained strong to keep the point. Cheryl and Vic worked hard as a defensive partnership keeping the pressure on the Vivary attack, forcing some errors.
After last weeks defeat Hawks were pleased with their change of play this week despite the loss. The final score was 28-42.
Players of the match: Darby and Cheryl