Newbarn v Paulton B 25/02/12

Paulton travelled to Taunton in surprise sunshine with slight trepidation aware that every game was pivotal for their promotion hopes.

The game started well with a quick turn over from Newbarns first centre pass, the ball moved swiftly up court with accurate passing from all involved. Some fantastic movement from Jade and Liz prevented Newbarn from marking well and Paulton closed the quarter in the lead 16-4.

In the second quarter Paulton continued to push hard despite the surprise heat, Andrea at GK made multiple interceptions and held her player at bay well. Shelley provided valuable support to the attack backing up passes left right and centre. Paulton continued to maintain a high level of play and remained ahead 26-8.

For the third quarter Paulton showed determination with Kristie at GK showing a fighting spirit keeping her GS out of the game and linking well with Kim at GD. The heat did take effect a little with Paulton slackening on pace a little and making a few shaky passes, Newbarn made a comeback having their best quarter of the game. However Paulton stayed ahead 39-22.

Another squad rotation for the final quarter once again showed Paulton’s versatility, despite taking time to settle into the new positons the team pulled together making some great interceptions and passing well. Helen and Darby made some fantastic shoots under pressure from the Newbarn defence pushing Paulton way in to the lead with a final score of 49-22. The whole game was a fantastic team performance making the choice of Player of the Match virtually impossible.

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