Paulton travelled to Taunton with the prospect of a tough match against the second in the league. The first quarter saw both teams competing for the ball, with end to end play. The defence of Vanessa, Char and Helen worked hard to turn over any mistakes made by Vivary. Vivary edged a small lead of 12-8 after fifteen minutes.
The pace of the second quarter increased with centre Debbie and WA Hayley maintaining control of the centre court. With some excellent passing into space into the shooting circle, Cheryl and Davina converted many goals. To Paultons avail, Vivary increased their lead to 30-19.
With a positive team talk at half time and Victoria coming onto court as GD, Paulton were determined to pull back the deficit. With yet again some accurate and strong team play from both teams, Paulton were on the back foot with a score of 48-31.
One more team change at the start of the fourth quarter, involved Char moving to WD. Team spirit prevailed and positive reinforcements from the sidelines assisted Paulton in stepping up their game. Cheryl and Davina scored 17 goals in the final quarter and Vic and Ness secured some valuable rebounds. Although Paulton won the final quarter on goals scored, final score was 62-48.
Another great team effort by all.
Player of the match: Cheryl Wiltshire.