MATCH REPORT: Surrey vs Weybridge Vandals A

SURREY 54-26 WEYBRIDGE VANDALS A

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Starting Line Up:

GK – Hannah Wallis-Brown, GD – Annabel Saggers, WD – Lucy Paterson, C – Jude Lewis, WA – Alex Addison, GA – Fran Bennett, GS – Tara Ellis, Subs – Pip Medley and Hannah Gilbert

Surrey took on their fifth home game of the season against Weybridge Vandals who are currently sitting in fourth place in Surrey Premier B.

Some new combinations for park meant the girls needed solidify connections early on and managed to do so confidently leading 13-7 after the first quarter.

The second quarter saw Hannah Gilbert enter the game at WA providing a combination speed and strength around the goal circle, with added support from Jude Lewis (C) bringing the ball through from defence to attack. Weybridge started to utilise their resets by bringing their WD and GD into their attacking play to create depth going into their attack end, however with the formidable defensive unit of Hannah Wallis-Brown (GK), Annabel Saggers (GD) and Lucy Paterson (WD) they were still able to create turn overs and pick off key plays and transition the ball well into park’s attack. Another consistent quarter by park saw them doubling the goal gap leading 26-13 at half time.

The third quarter saw Pip Medley enter the game at GA and Fran Bennett moving across to WA, and in the defence end Alex Addison re-entered the game at WD and Lucy Paterson moving into C. A slower start to the third quarter for both teams with changes but Park seemed to overcome this quicker and saw a great shooting partnership develop between Tara Ellis (GS) and Medley (GA). This resulted with park winning the quarter 15-7 and being their highest scoring quarter and Weybridge’s lowest scoring quarter.

With Park leading 41-18 going into the final quarter the girls were determined to finish the game in style and deny Weybridge a bonus point by getting over half the goals. Weybridge continued to stretch park’s defence and hustle for every ball down park’s attack end, but everyone put out a solid performance from start to finish and worked tirelessly for each other, with Park taking the game 54-26. Saggers picked up oppositions Player of the Match deservedly having picked up so much ball and clean intercepts throughout the game, and Bennett picked up Players’ Player of the Match having delivered a solid contribution in the shooting circle and through court attack to circle edge feeds.

Up next Surrey will take on Tiffin A away on 9th March at 10am