The weather held out for Vipers home fixture v close competitors Dolphins. The game started tensely with Vipers tentatively passing the ball. The first quarter remained goal for goal despite the best efforts of both teams with many interceptions made on both sides. First quarter ended 9-8.
The second quarter saw Vipers settle into their stride with strong defending by Andrea (WD) keeping her opposite number out of the game. Becky and Kim once again worked hard as a defensive partnership putting pressure on the Dolphins attack preventing shooting options and turning the ball over. Vipers pushed ahead 20-16.
After the break Dolphins came back fighting, however Vipers held on. Deb worked the centre court hard making valuable interceptions and linking well at both ends of the court. The game remained a constant battle with Vipers still remained in the lead 30-28.
The final quarter had Vipers pushing for the win with Darby on outstanding form, facilitating excellent play. Ness and Helen continued to find form, with the ball repeatedly finding the net. The Dolphins defence struggled to contain the attacking section of Vipers with the home team romping home with the win 41-36.
Player of the match: Ness Players Player: Becky
Big thanks to all who supported us on the gloomy Saturday morning.