Foxton Mavericks vrs Formans Falcons
In a fast paced and competitive match, young-guns Forman’s Falcons took on the Foxton Mavericks who continue to be thwarted by injury this season. Mavericks took the early lead winning the first quarter, before bad-luck struck and their ever-present, hard-working Wing Attack, Kerry Arrowsmith took a tumble on the side line. The team pressed on with 6 players until Kerry was able to re-join the game, as an advert for Walking Netball, coming to Market Harborough later this month! Mavericks managed to keep their noses ahead at half time with some great movement in the circle from Sophie Crow, but the Falcons came out fighting in the second half. At both ends of the court, the youngsters were on fine form- in defence, Sian Brewin was strong and powerful. In attack, Molly Blyth resourceful and quick-witted to move around the much taller defence. By the final whistle, Falcons had edged ahead to take the match 37-36.
Club Correze vrs MHBCs
Club Correze, who have been strong and unbeatable all season, continued their domination of the court this weekend when facing the experienced and drilled MHBCs team. The Correze defensive superstar, Kim Walton, was an impenetrable wall, blocking the movement and stopping the flow of the through court plays being made by the MHBCs team. At the opposite end of the court, the MHBC defensive team of Tracey Glover and Sophie Mills were determined in their protection of their goal, but the Correze force was simply too much and they took all four quarters, winning the match 42-27 as BCs were forced to concede taking just a single point for being within half of the Correze score.
Aircare Lightning vrs Knighton
Fast and furious, this match was set for excitement from the first whistle. Lightning are the surprise team of the second half of the season, pushing every team they have played to up their game. From the outset, Captain Hannah Forman was accurate and fast in her movement through the court and in passing the ball through the goal. In defense, Jodie Haynes stood strong against the far more experienced Knighton shooting pair. However, Knighton were too strong at both ends of the court- halting the progress of the ball with defending player Gemma Litchfield and in finding the tightest of spaces from which to sink a goal in attack through the accuracy of Gemma Rubble. Knighton were in control throughout the first three quarters, only to be caught off-guard by Aircare in the final quarter. The score line of 40 – 29 concluded the match and handed Knighton another win.