Calderdale 2 played ANC in their bid to work their way back up the league table.With both teams sitting next to each other in the league table, ANC were looking to get out of the relegation zone and C2 were focussed on staying out of it
Calderdale started strong with Hannah Yates (WA) doing some lovely feeds into the circle to Saleha Cooke (GA) and Paula Hird (GS) shooting some lovely balls into the net. Attack was definitely on point with Calderdale leading 16-6 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Calder defence kicked it up a notch with great team work by Jasmin Douglas (GD) and Louise Stones (GK) putting pressure on attack in the circle. With a change over the support from Jessica Moloney to WA and Hannah Yates to WD both made excellent interceptions, Calderdale managed to keep the lead 28-15.
The third quarter saw great leadership by Captain Sarah Heaton (C) who pushed the team and assisted with various turnovers leaving Calderdale staying strong at 40-25.
The final quarter and the final push with both teams fighting hard this week’s POM was Hannah Yates with coach’s POM being Paula Hird. Final Score with Calderdale 2 taking victory 52-35.
An awesome all-round team performance from Calderdale 3 as they took on strong opposition Wakefield Pheonix 2. The thirds had a score to settle after losing to Wakefield earlier in the season. And they didn’t disappoint…
With an outstanding opening quarter, which saw excellent shooting from new pairing Emily Woodworth and Pauline Williamson. Backed up by a superb defensive line-up from Lyndsey Foster, Hannah Godfrey, and Gill Coldwell they finished 14-4 ahead after the first 15 minutes.
Wakefield changed their defence and Calderdale struggled to maintain their game plan in the second quarter but managed to stay ahead by seven goals at half time.
Molly Brearley replaced Coldwell in the third quarter and Liz Harrison moved to centre as Captain Kay Hollingworth took her position at wing attack.
The team settled back into their game, forcing Wakefield to make mistakes and delivering some great balls into the attacking circle. Spurred on by the arrival of club coach Phil they maintained their lead 30-23 at the end of quarter three.
Godfrey, who had tirelessy put the pressure on Wakefield’s tall shooter, was replaced by Coldwell in the last quarter. Calderdale were determined to take home the spoils and continued to work hard until the end. It was a closely fought contest but some last minute interceptions from Brearley and Harrison, were converted by Woodworth. The final score was 39-35 and once again Williamson was voted player of the match.
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