Paulton took to the court a little nervous after a long break with out playing netball due to all the bad weather. However they soon found their rhythm and gave Canons a good game.
The first quarter started well with the ball from one end of the court to the other in quick succession, the quarter remained goal for goal throughout with some great defending from Katrina and Kim. The quarter ended with a tense score line of 7-8.
The second quarter started much the same, with Laura making many interceptions in the centre court and Liz passing well into the shooters circle. However Canons continued to defend well and took the quarter 9-15.
After a quick team talk Paulton decided to shake it up a bit and brought Victoria on in attack, for her return from injury. This caused Canons to stumble a little and they struggled with Victoria’s energy. Unfortunately they soon recovered and their young shooters kept finding the target. Canons continued their lead 14-24 at the end of the third quarter.
For the final quarter Paulton brought on Shelley, who was back after having a baby, Shelley’s pace in the centre court helped Jade push forward more and allowed Kristie and Darby to continually pop balls in to the net. Despite this fight back Paulton ended the quarter 5 goals behind. The final score was 21-26.
Player of the match: Kimberley Brooks (GD)
Welcome back to Victoria Mitchell and Shelley Bush. Also a big thanks to all our spectators and to Helen for umpiring her first ever match.