After a run of successful games Paulton’s B team were feeling nervously confident heading into Saturday’s semi-final despite playing opposition from the league above. With masses of support from the sides they took to the court for a nervous start. After the nervous start the B team settled into their positions and with some good centre court movement from Jade and Liz they took a very narrow lead 7-6.
A quick change saw Charlotte replacing Kim at WD, fitting in well she took many interceptions allowing the ball to go up the court quickly. Katrina and Becky in defence worked well as a partnership preventing the Queensway attack from gaining the advantage. Queensway however came back fighting and the quarter remained goal for goal with some good shooting from Kristie and Helen who worked well together. This fast quarter finished with Queensway in the lead 13-14.
Another change around saw Kelly Bailes come on in place of Kristie at GS and Kim come on at GD. The fresh players pushed the game forward with Kel on target and Kim slotting back in with Becky to keep her player out of the circle. Jade played a fantastic quarter covering more court than any other player. With some good passing in centre court Paulton B kept on attacking the circle and this paid off, they took the lead 21-18.
The final quarter saw more change with Char moving to GD and Laura coming on at WD. Laura’s energy helped Paulton keep going through the horrid rain and keep intercepting Queensway’s centre court passing. Paulton B took the game with a fantastic score of 28-21. This was a fantastic team performance with Jade Woodbury playing some outstanding netball throughout the whole game. Bring on the final!!
Thanks to all the supporters who braved the elements to come and keep us going!