Turnford 54 Viper 10 Blades 52.
This weekend saw Turnford’s last home game of 2015 and as quickly as it has come upon us we really are already playing the return fixtures in Prem One.
This match-up saw Turnford as the hosts to Western Park based team, Viper 10 Blades. Turnford knew that Blades would be out for the win having already beaten them in the first round and previously knocking them out of a Prem 1 slot at the preceding playoffs. But the black and yellow squad were out in full force and feeling confident. With newly appointed England reserves, Gerogina Fisher and Hannah Joseph the squad were ready for whatever Blades would bring.
Turnford took the first quarter with dominant force and a lead of 6. By the second quarter the squad seemed to ease off a little and only won the half by two. With some silly errors made by the Turnford attack they saw Blades creep back into the game capitalising on their shooting opportunities with 100% shooting stats in Q2 and Q3.
The final quarter was going to be tight, going goal for goal and keeping the spectators on the edge of their seats. This netball is exciting stuff but not good for the heart! Determination won through and the Turnford side ensured they took the win 54-52 and more importantly the 5 points.
The regional squad slotted up a win too on the weekend beating Bedford by three goals taking the match 39:36. Special mention must be made of the defence Beth Hatherly, Zara Everitt and Abi Naugher making many turnarounds. The regional squad have had a remarkable first half of the season losing only one game. They will look forward to the second half of the season hoping they will continue with their success.