Paulton Vipers played hosted to Purnells Minstrels this Saturday in what is always an exciting match up.
The game started well for both sides with the ball going goal for goal for the first quarter. Each side showed skill of passing and movement. Vipers remained firm, with positive movement and strong passing, they found them selves with a slight goal advantage at the close of the quarter 12-11.
Vipers made defensive changes for the second quarter, with Becky on linking well with Kristie and Andrea preventing Purnells from gaining any attacking momentum. Vipers attacked every ball and capitalised on Minstrels passing errors with the ball moving swiftly to the always on target Ness and Helen. Vipers spirit allowed them to push ahead 21-16 at the close of the first half.
After a rousing half time team talk Vipers came back on with a determination. Paulton closed down every pass, pressuring Minstrels into making mistakes. Deb worked hard in the centre court linking well with the awaiting shooters and Shelley. With both players making multiple interceptions that proved pivotal for Vipers as Minstrels appeared shaken but Vipers weren’t in the clear yet; 33-24.
The final quarter saw Minstrels fight back however Vipers remained strong and would not be shaken. The ball moved end to end for the best part of the quarter however with the home crowd behind them Paulton remained determined. Interceptions by Kim in defence allowed the ball to be turned over and these were easily converted by the superb play of the awaiting Vipers shooters. A great display of netball by both sides the game ended with another win for Vipers 40-31. Paulton Vipers remain undefeated in all games this season. Thanks to all the loud supporters!