Despite the gloomy weather Paulton B travelled to Bridgwater to meet Mercury for the first game of the season. After a record breaking turn out to selection a new look B team took to the court full of determination with a hint of excitement.
The first quarter started strong with some excellent mid court work from Jade and Liz, working well to bring the ball down court to the shooters. Mercury’s young side struggled to intercept with Paulton B making accurate and effective passes. 1st quarter ended 7-11 with Paulton easing ahead.
Mercury came out fighting but Paulton’s new defensive partnership of Kim and Shelley worked well to prevent the ball getting to the shooters. Paulton maintained their lead finishing for half time with a score of 14-21.
After the break Paulton maintained their accurate passing with Sarah proving invaluable at WA passing some great balls into the Paulton shooters who continued to hit the target. Quarter ended 19 – 29.
Once again the defence stayed strong despite the physicality of the Mercury shooters. Darby and Kristie built on last seasons partnership to work well together moving fluidly around the circle not missing a single goal. The game ended 25-41 to Paulton B.
Thanks to Jane for umpiring, Helen and Victoria for cheering/coaching and to Andrea for reserving.