The semi-final day arrived with a crowd of supporters and all players were keen to get started. After an impressive win last week Paulton started the match with confidence yet knew they had a tough match ahead. The first quarter saw the rain come down but Paulton battled hard with Victoria, Deb and Josie playing out of their skins to turn balls over. However, Dolphins were ahead 12-10 at the end of the first quarter.
Settling into the second quarter Paulton took advantage with Cheryl and Davina moving around the shooting circle with real ambition and scoring some amazing goals. With the majority of centre passes being converted both Paulton and Dolphins were not giving up the game but Paulton were successfully ahead 21-18 at half time.
With a good team talk and a few wise words from Stu, Paulton decided to take on the second half with the passion to win! Hayley and Shelley had to stay very strong throughout with good attacking and defensive play which thankfully resulted in accurate shooting from Davina and Cheryl. At the end of the third Paulton were still only just ahead by 31-28.
The last quarter started with more torrential rain but fitness prevailed in the Paulton squad. The game now belonged to Paulton and they played hard right up to the last whistle. The final score ended 42-33. Another notable team performance! Thank you to all those who came to support, especially in the awful weather!
Player of the match (voted by Dolphins)- Hayley Travis
KO Plate Final March 13th in Taunton.