Paulton Vipers travelled to Taunton Vale to take on Priory in the autumnal sunshine. With five wins under their belt Vipers were keen to keep the winning streak alive.
The game started slowly with the similar kit colours throwing both teams, it took time to settle to ensure passing went to the right team. With tentative passing and definitive movement Vipers pushed ahead 4-10.
The second quarter saw Vipers ease into their stride more, with Deb working hard in the centre court to link up the attacking and defensive ends. A few stray passes allowed Priory to threaten an attack, however Vipers held strong and turned the ball over repeatedly sending the ball into the awaiting shooters. Helen and Ness repeatedly found the net ensuring Vipers remained in the lead 11-23.
After the break Vipers remained unchanged putting pressure on the slowing Priory team. Harriet (WD) closed out her opposition making multiple interceptions and passing the ball with accuracy ensuring Priory had little chance of making a late come back. Becky and Kim ensured the priory shooters faltered, with strong defensive play Vipers held out to close the quarter 16-34.
The final quarter saw Priory bring on fresh legs however Vipers pushed on with Shelley out classing her young defender to allow swift movement and accurate passing into the awaiting Vipers shooters. At the final whistle the game finished 24-45.
The game was a fantastic win for Vipers who continue their successful streak and look forward to facing Priory at home this coming Saturday. Player of Match (voted by Priory) Helen and Players Player (voted by Vipers) Harriet.