MATCH REPORT: Worcester Park Lions B vs Kingston Blues

WORCESTER PARK LIONS B 32-53 KINGSTON BLUES

SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER

On Saturday Rosslyn Park Blues set out to continue their unbeaten record, playing away against Worcester Park Lions. Starting line up:

GS-Georgie Howes, GA-Pip Medley, WA-Maddie Dean, C-Tash Levy, WD-Charlotte McDonough, GD-Lydia Renouf, GK-Jess Turpin.

The starting defence line up of Jess (GK), Lydia (GD) and Charlotte (WD) instantly applied pressure to the opposition’s attack, earning some early turnovers for the team. These defensive wins were skillfully taken through the midcourt by Tash (Centre) and Maddie (WA), who provided great service to shooters Pip (GA) and Georgie (GS). The two shooters worked hard with lots of communication and some impressive movement around the circle. The quarter ended 14-8 to Park.

The lineup stayed the same in the second quarter, and the team remained consistent, scoring another 14 goals and restricting Worcester Park to 7 goals, leading to a half time score of 28-15.

In the third quarter, Izzy (WA) and Kate (GA) entered the game, bringing fresh legs and extra energy to the court. Kate’s speed allowed her to cut through the opposition’s defence with ease, and she combined brilliantly with Pip at GS. At the other end of the court Jess and Lydia helped Blues to increase their lead with a number of brilliant intercepts that the whole team worked seamlessly to carry down the court and convert into goals. This, together with some fantastic pressure on the opposition’s centre pass from Char at WD enabled Park to maintain their lead at 37-26 at the end of the quarter.

There was more great play in the final quarter, with Jess at GK disrupting multiple balls into Worcester Park’s shooter. At C and WA, Tash and Izzy provided some lovely feeds into Pip and Kate in the shooting circle, with both shooters sinking some great shots! Blues continued to work hard until the final whistle, ending the game with a brilliant 53-32 win.

Opposition’s player of the match was awarded to Jess for her relentless pressure on defence and numerous intercepts, and player’s player was given to Pip whose movement and holds in the circle made her a great target for the team to feed, along with impressive shooting statistics. Two very well deserved POMs!