The start of the season eventually arrived with a firm Paulton A squad ready to get the game under way. The evening match was greeted my excited yet nervous players at the thought of playing a strong Timsbury team.
Paulton planned to start well and the first quarter was impressive by having a 14-7 lead at quarter time. This was achieved by some strong defensive over turns from Catherine, Victoria and Debbie; matched with accurate shooting from Cheryl and Davina.
The second quarter saw Timsbury come back with a fighting spirit and brought the score back to 22-18. With changes made by both teams at half-time, the match was still open. With Vanessa coming on as goalkeeper, Paulton still dominated the game. With a strong centre court from Shelley and Hayley, the lead remained at 33-28 with one quarter to go.
The last quarter started anxiously with control and determination needed to secure the game. Timsbury were not giving up the game easily but Paulton succeeded and won the game 40-36.
Paulton A v Harlequins
40 v 36