Sunday 28th September 2014. Big news of the day is Europe delivering a killer blow to the USA and winning the Ryder Cup 16 1/2 – 11 1/2. Final day at the Ryder Cup is really the only day I watch Golf on the TV, but Sunday I kept myself updated via Twitter as we had bigger fish to fry! Turnford’s National Premier League 1 team were up before it was light to travel 5 hours to play Oaksway in their second match of the season. Then there were all of us mums and dads of the Turnford Junior Section – up early too, preparing for the Thurrock Junior Tournament.
Turnford 42 v Oaksway 41 – And it’s 2 Wins from 2 Matches in National Premier 1 League
Round two of this prestigious league loomed on Sunday and Turnford made the five hour trek to Hartlepool feeling strong on the back of winning their first ever match in this league. Match two proved to be an extremely exciting match. The physicality of the match was a new aspect for the Turnford squad but they had not travelled all that way without exercising a hard fought battle to bring home the win.
The squad of 10 once again proved their strength in depth with all players taking part. The first half saw great defending from Hayley Mackeller and player of the match Bea Skingsley working well together with the centre court play of Captain Kathryn Titmuss and Claire Drakeford feeding well into the shooters Lottie Morrison and Georgina Fisher. With the speed of the ball from the Oaksway side, Turnford worked hard to keep with the pace but the opposition led by 33:31 at the midpoint. Coach Danielle Titmuss made changes and WD (Sarah Davies) was replaced by Kathryn Titmuss and Sophie Carter took the Centre
position with Holly Sims replacing Morrison in the shooting circle. Meg Clark fitted well into the defending circle replacing Mackeller. With hard work and determination, the next two quarters were Turnford’s and they were very proud to have taken the win 42:41.
Juniors Continue The Black and Yellow Success – Wins for U10, U11, U13, U14 and U16 Squads
Sunday was also the day of the annual Thurrock Junior Tournament and the black and yellow of the Turnford family was everywhere with squads from 7 different age groups from U10 to U16. All of the squads had a fantastic day and the coaches were incredibly proud of all the girls competing. Turnford won the tournament in an outstanding 5 out of 7 age categories – demonstrating the depth of talent in the club. A full report will come so look out for that blog post soon. As you can see from the picture – the girls were very happy with their day – blacknyellow blacknyellow!!!