After a longer than normal Christmas break due to poor weather conditions, Paulton were raring to play! With real commitment from all, Paulton took to the court in torrential rain. With a nervous start, all players tried to play steady and carefully but the rain and wind did not help! With a strong starting defence from Josie, Victoria and Debbie, Paulton managed to stay level with the first quarter ending 6 all.
The second quarter saw Paulton stay with the same formation. Some excellent centre court play from Hayley and Shelley saw some accurate passes going into the circle. These passes were converted well by Cheryl and Davina, resulting in Paulton leading the game 14-6 at half time.
Paulton wanted to keep this advantage so with just one change, Vanessa came on at GS. Newton fought hard to stay in the match which resulted in all players giving the game their 100% commitment. Paulton’s defence worked really hard, resulting in Newton not converting so many goals. At the end of the third quarter Paulton were still leading 24-17.
The final quarter saw Paulton trying to play their own game, work well as a team and keep possession. Again, Newton were not giving the game away and stole many interceptions which resulted in goals. With a firm shooting performance from Vanessa and Cheryl, Paulton managed to win the game. Another great win for the whole team and supporters. Thank you for coming to watch and support in the horrible weather.
Final score- 30- 24