C1 lost 34-43 against Hi Tech.
POM was Roxy Rothery. No match report available
Calder 2 vs Hi Lites
Calderdale 2nd team continued their winning streak on Saturday with a convincing win against Hi Lites
Calderdale came out of the blocks determined to win in the 1st quarter. Great link up play in attack and accurate feeding into the circle from captain Sarah Heaton at C and Lisa Lund at WA combined with the experienced precision shooting duo of Paula Hird at GS player of the match and Gail Gledhill at GA saw Calderdale take a 12-5 lead.
Hi Lites came out fighting in the second and third quarter and upped their game. The tight defensive duo of Lorelle Donaldson GK and Sue Seymour GD combined with maintained pressure from WD Hannah Yates kept Calderdale in the game.
The final quarter saw Calderdale down to six when Jasmine Douglass GD, who had worked tirelessly to intercept and turnover the ball, came off with an injury. Heaton made changes and moved Lund in to defence with Yates and Calderdale focused on keeping possession of the ball.
In attack, Heaton, Hird and Gledhill continued their strong movement and with more precise shooting pulling away to secure their 5th win of the season. Final score 40-34
C3 vs Pennine Weavers
Despite their best team performance of the season, Calderdale thirds failed to secure their first win in a closely contested match.
Calderdale started off in fantastic form against Pennine Weavers taking the lead at the end of the second half (27-24) with plenty of turnovers from the defensive line up and great movement and accurate shooting in attack.
The opposition managed to disrupt play in the third quarter and stop the momentum gathered by that point. At the close of the 3rd quart both sides were level at 34 goals a piece.
Calderdale fought hard to try take control but Weavers capitalised on mistakes made to sneak a 45-41 victory.
Goal keeper Hannah Godfrey and Goal Attack Liz Harrison shared the team’s player of the match.
C4 vs Leeds Medics & Dentists
Calderdale 4ths were growing in confidence with their 2nd win of the season, beating undefeated Leeds Medics & Dentists.
A closely fought battle from the start, it was Calderdale’s full court defence that was Leeds’ undoing.
In mid-court player of the match Ella Cooper, and the energetic Olivia Reynolds worked tirelessly to cut off Leeds’ attack. Turnovers were then delivered at speed by WA Amelia Weston into the trusty shooters Bethan Hirst and Harriet Grace, who combined well to covert over a taller and more experienced opposition defence.
Calderdale increased their lead every quarter to bring home the victory – final score 25-16.
Calderdale 1 vs Alliance
Calderdale 1 travelled to new league venue Corpus Christi on Saturday to play Alliance.
Calderdale won the toss to take the first centre only for Alliance to turn the ball over and get the first points on the scoreboard. Some accurate passing from the opposition saw Alliance make a strong start with a lead of 1-7 early in the quarter. This dominance continued throughout the first 15 and left Calderdale facing a 10poitn deficit at the close of the quarter - 7-17.
The second quarter was a more convincing affair from Calderdale after coach Phil made some changes to the team structure. Fast and accurate passing from centre court to attack provided plenty of opportunity for the shooters to convert, which they did. At the other end of the court, excellent defensive pressure from Calderdale provided much needed turnovers and enabled them to close the gap on Alliance’s lead. Second quarter score 26-23.
Calderdale began the third quarter with the same drive as they had built in the second and scored immediately but not without a good fight being put up by their opposition, Alliance still pushing throughout and scoring at every opportunity they could find. In the latter end of the quarter Calderdale took the lead after accurate shooting and an all-round excellent team defensive effort. Third quarter ends 34-33.
Calderdale began the final quarter with possession of the ball but with Alliance still pressurising they forced a turnover which they then converted from. Alliance regained their lead with the next goal scored but whilst their focus was to build on this momentum, this gave Calderdale the push they needed to dig deep and battle back. Down the line passing, tight marking, picking up turnover balls and solid defensive circle pressure made sure Calderdale cemented the win. Coach’s Player of the Match went to the whole team for their winning performance finishing 45-39 and Sue Seymour and Sophia Samuels shared the Player’s Player of the Match between them.
Calderdale 4 vs Leeds Lightning
Newly formed Calderdale 4s celebrated their first victory of the season, beating Leeds Lightning 2nds 45-37.
Coach Phil Greenough tinkered with the line up at each quarter as both teams went goal for goal over the first 3 quarters, till he found the winning combination.
Defenders Rosie Baldwin and Ella Cooper restricted Leeds Lightening to just 5 goals in the final quarter. At the other end of the court joint players of the match Harriet Grace and Olivia Reynolds found their groove as their confidence grew converting an amazing 16 goals to seal the victory.
Calderdale 1 vs Wakefield Phoenix 1
Calderdale 1 won 71-42 with Player of the Match going to Jess Brearley and Sarah Heaton. No match report available
Calderdale 2 vs Ellis
Stepping out onto the court Calderdale seconds were hoping for their third win of the season. Both teams came out fighting in the first quarter but Ellis struggled to defend against Calderdale's strong attack. Playing a vital role extending Calderdale's lead, Leanne Smith made a number of impressive interceptions that were quickly converted to goals. With a commanding lead, Calder 2 pushed ahead and continued to dominate the court.
During half-time, Calderdale's coach Phil Greenhough made some changes to try out some new combinations. Ellis also re-evaluated their positions, switching up defence in an attempt to combat Calderdale's unstoppable attack. The new team dynamic worked better for Ellis and they clawed some vital goals back, edging closer to half score and the hopes of a point.
In the final quarter Calderdale were feeling the strains of the high scoring game. Ellis continued to push on in a valiant attempt to reach half score but Calderdale remained in control and denied them that consolatory point in the final seconds.
Finishing at a staggering 61-30, Calderdale 2 now sit top of table and undefeated in 3 games. Hopes are high that they can keep this up for the rest of the season! A well- earned player of the match went to Laura Kennedy who gave 110% throughout, creating opportunities and sinking the goals!
Calderdale 3 vs Wakefield Phoenix 2
Calderdale 3s faced tough opposition in Wakefield Phoenix this week.
With a much changed line up it to previous games it took Calderdale a while to get into the flow of the game but with newcomer Olivia Reynolds making an impressive debut at WA
The first quarter was closely fought with both teams trading points but saw Wakefield Phoenix taking the lead 8 -6
Captain Kay Hollingworth made a number of changes in the second quarter with Liz Harrison and Pia Rattigan showing their versatility in switching roles. Wakefield Phoenix upped their game and began to build on their lead moving to halftime score of 28 - 13
Calderdale remained focused on the game and hassled for possession with some confident and accurate shooting from Gail Gledhill and Ashleigh Hollingworth the 3rd quarter. Preventing Wakefield from creating any further points gap but unable to pull back much of the deficit, the 3rd quarter ended with Wakefield in front 32-18
In the final quarter Liz Harrison changed position to goal attack and Calderdale managed to close the gap .Gill Coldwell and Pia Rattigan (players of the match) both worked tirelessly in defence but in the end the game went to Wakefield - final score 38-27
Calderdale 4 vs Milford 3
Calderdale 4th Team came their closest yet to their 1st victory as a new squad in the West Yorkshire 5th division, playing Milford 3rd team.
Calderdale made full use of their 11 strong squad and started well with Ella Cooper intercepting Milford's first centre pass, but were unable to capitalise on it.
Despite Rosie Baldwin and Olivia Baldwin turning over ball with regular occurrence, Calderdale found it difficult to penetrate Milford's defence, finishing the first half trailing by 6 goals.
Player of the match Luci Hinch stepped it up a gear in the 2nd half, combining well with WA Beth Long and GA Bethany Hirst, Calderdale winning the 3rd quarter by 3 goals.
But they were unable to keep up the pressure & finished out the game with a 32-35 loss.
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