Forman Falcons vs MHBC
The afternoon kicked off with an explosive and fast-paced match between league youngsters Forman Falcons and the experienced MHBCs. Falcons lead from the attack with brilliant shooting by the talented duo Molly Blyth and Grace Brooks, with both controlling the circle with skill and determination. Falcon’s swiftly staked their claim on the game to win the first 3 quarters. BC’s took to the court for the final quarter with a new focus. Superb defending from Tracy Glover slowed the torrent of goals, allowing BC’s to close the gap and pull back the score to a 48-all draw.
Turner’s Tornadoes vs Harborough Harriers
A great afternoon for Harborough Harriers, winning their most points in a single match this season. Strength at both ends of the court kept Harriers within striking distance of Turners throughout. Brilliant shooting from Harriers Captain Emma Walker claimed the first two quarters for the team. Coupled with a strong defence of the oppositions circle by teammate Laura Eaton. Halftime saw a shift in the focus for Turner’s and the team dug deep to gain control of the game. Brilliant defending from Danni Nutley and link up play through the midcourt to ace Centre Jess Hughes, ensured Turner’s won the last two quarters. At the final whistle, Turner’s were in the lead by 10 goals. Final score 37-27.
Lutterworth Robins vs Aircare Thunder
Another close and hard-fought game, with points going to both teams. Robins came determined to take control of the game early on and convincingly won the first two quarters. Secured by the talented mother-daughter combo, Jo and Kate Warren. Jo’s shooting was on target throughout, while Kate dominated the defensive circle, intercepting the ball before it could reach the opposition. Going into halftime Robins were in the lead by 7 goals. A resolute Thunder took to the court for the last 30 minutes. Skill and grit from Keira Douglas and Maisy Williamson lead their team to close the gap to a mere 2 goal difference in the third. With all to play for in the final quarter the Robins remained patient and kept their nerve, and ultimately won 31-27.
Knighton vs Club Corezze
A strong Club Corezze took to the court against Leicester’s Knighton, with a skilled defence in Clare Price and Kim Walton. Club Corezze started as they meant to continue, winning the first quarter by 9 goals. Knighton remained determined throughout with great linking play from Stacey Walker and consistently brilliant interceptions from Harri Caple. At the final whistle Club Corezze were in the lead 47-23.
Siamo Sirens vs Aircare Lightning
A great afternoon for the league’s most recent back-to-netball team Siamo Sirens, who took on Aircare’s experienced Lightnings. Captain Hannah Forman lead her team from the shooting circle, rarely missing her target and gaining a significant lead in the first quarter. The Sirens refused to give in easily and regrouped to play a cracking second quarter. Skilled link-up play between Siamo’s Centre Olivia O’Brien and attacker Lizzie Buccieo and was crucial in the second, with 8 goals scored to match those of Lightning’s. The final two quarters saw Lightning definitively take control of the match, stretching their lead and winning 45-25.
Foxton Flyers vs Snowfinders
A fun and great natured game between the injury-ridden Foxton Flyers, and the talented Snowfinders. Flyers remained stoic throughout despite the absence of all regular shooters. Foxton’s notable player of the match goes to Trudie Colotto who did not buckle under the pressure. And was supported by the skilled Jess Wales. A great first quarter saw Foxton equalised 6-all. Snowfinders used the break to their advantage, coming back to the court with more focus. Talented attacker Nicola Brooks worked her magic in their shooting circle decisively stretching their lead. While Snowfinders determined and super skilled defender Charlotte Maxfield repeatedly intercepted the ball before it could reach the oppositions shooting circle. Despite the close start Snowfinders conclusively took the win 50-15.