Paulton Rovers Spears travelled away to play Taunton NC’s Priory on Saturday. Having previously beaten the side Spears were confident of a win to put last week’s surprise defeat behind them.
The game started slowly as both sides struggled to warm up in the freezing temperatures, working hard in the attacking circle Milly and Meg stood strong against experienced Priory defensive players finding the net repeatedly to close the quarter 8-10 to Spears.
The second quarter Spears really settled into their play holding off the Priory attack. Once again Kelly, Amy and Kim worked well as a defensive unit cutting out passes into the attacking circle and working the ball smoothly back to the awaiting Spears attack. The second quarter closed 14-20.
Spears used their rotational squad to full affect in the second half with Ruby moving to C and Liz at WA. The ladies worked well as a pairing to move the ball quickly from the centre third to attacking third. With definitive movement and strong passing Spears continued to remain the dominant side; 22-30.
The final quarter saw a defensive rotation, Priory couldn’t gain any momentum and with Shelley in the centre court Spears continued to thrive winning the game comfortably 29-40.