Saturday 25th February saw more great results for both Beacons 1 & 5!
Beacons 5 were playing first thing against Istead Rise after the fixture was cancelled earlier in the season due to icy court conditions. Despite the very blustery and deceptively chilly morning, the girls warmed up with their usual enthusiasm and amusing chatter and were ready for the challenge. Yet again they showed fantastic teamwork and took control of the game early on. Frankie and Ellese were under serious pressure competing with the wind to score every goal, yet their composure did not falter and they continued to sink the goals. Throughout the court our defence was impressive and we pressured every pass. Our circle defence had busy feet and were very effective at picking up rebounds and stopping the ball even getting into the circle.
We took a convincing win of 46-11 which now moves this team up into second place in their division!
Player of the match has to go to Scarlett who worked tirelessly throughout the game, she made countless interceptions and fed the shooters with pinpoint precision!
The first team played later in the afternoon but the weather conditions hadn’t improved at all! We took on a strong young KCNC team who seemed to have a small army of players ready to come on court! The team worked hard within their units to restrict shooting opportunities and get the ball to our shooters as often as possible.
With gust blowing from all directions our shooters had to keep their confidence and show resilience to the external factors. Despite leading throughout the game we were constantly under pressure from KCNC so we had to stay focused until the very final whistle. The match finished with a 39-28 win to Beacons!
Another win keeps us top of the table with 3 games to play until the end of the season! Player of the match goes to Saffron Hancock for her dominance in attack and fantastic movement on court along with her calm and collected shooting!
Well done to everyone who played! Another great set of results!