MATCH REPORT: Thames Ditton B vs Kingston Blues

THAMES DITTON B 37-31 ROSSLYN PARK BLUES

SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY

Starting line up: Georgie Howes (GS), Kate Hughes(GA), Maddie Dean(WA), Liv Murch (C), Nana Totoe (WD), Lydia Renouf (GD) and Jess Turpin (GK).

The Blues were back on court against Thames Ditton B for the second time this season having won the last match. It was a tense game to start, Thames Ditton came out hard in the first quarter taking a 12-6 lead. Both teams made changes in the second quarter, (Nana (C), Charlotte (WD)). Blues dominated, Georgie and Katie had a strong performance scoring 12 goals with great support from Maddie feeding into the D. Jess and Lydia were strong in defence putting a lot of pressure on the Thames Ditton shooters, intercepting on numerous occasions. Blues took the lead in the second quarter with a score 18 – 16.

In the third quarter Blues went out fighting. Charlotte had great movement around the court intercepting some great balls. We had to make a change later in the quarter where Lara came on as GS in place of Georgie due to injury. The whole team pushed from defence to attackers. Unfortunately, Thames Ditton B took the lead at the end of the quarter by 2 goals ending the quarter 25-23.

In the final quarter some additional changes were made, Maddie (C), Liv (WA). We continued to work together to close the gap on goals but on this occasion, we were not able to do so. With the final score ending 37 – 31 to Thames Ditton B. Although this wasn’t a win for Blues we came together and pushed to the very end.

A special shout-out to our home and away POMs Maddie and Jess. Overall we played well, there will be some key learns to take away from the game to come back stronger in the matches to come.