C1 vs Harrogate Phoenix
Calder 1 won 53-47 with Megan Kennedy winning POM for the second week running. Calder’s first team currently occupy the top spot in the Super League with one result left to come in for last Saturdays games!
C2 vs Morrisons
Calder 2 were fast off the line with a confident start against Morrisons.
Both teams moved the ball smoothly down the court and Calderdale’s defencive pairing of Jasmin Douglas and Jess Moloney worked hard to put pressure on a fast Morrison’s attack. The quarter ended with Calderdale taking a lead at 15-11.
A defensive change for Morrisons saw Calderdale’s attacking play become unsettled and they struggled to convert as quickly as in the first quarter. Hannah Yates continued to battle hard as WD and Sarah Heaton (sharing joint player of the Match with Jess Moloney) continued to rally her team. Morrisons took a lead of 8 goals by the halftime whistle.
In the third quarter, Louise Stones came on for Calderdale at GK and dedicated her efforts in putting pressure on a strong Morrisons attack. Calderdale’s shooters Laura Kennedy and Gail Gledhill continued to battle hard against a physical Morrison’s defence with excellent support from play maker Lisa Lund at WA. The third quarter ended 41- 32.
Calderdale had a much stronger second half performance but unfortunately they could not claw back the lead that Morrison’s had opened in the second quarter and the game ended 59-43.
C4 vs Yorkshire Brodleians 2
Calder 4 took on Yorkshire Brods 2nds in a well contested local derby, Brods coming out on top with a 49-26 victory.
Calderdale clung on to the shirt tails of league leaders in the first half, getting to within 2 goals, but it was the consistency of Brods’ shooters that earned them the win.
Calderdale’s Bethany Long earned her 2nd player of the match this season for her quick release passing down the attacking line.
The 4th team have no games during December, but aim to build on their firm foundations to climb the league table in the second half of the season.
Calderdale 1 vs Bradford
C1 beat Bradford 59-36 earning themselves joint second in the Superleague league table. Brilliant team effort from everyone with a 3 way POM shared by Sophia Boothroyd, Roxy Rothery and Megan Kennedy. Excellent performances from the “newbies” of the first team – Emily Woodworth, Rosie Baldwin and Lucianne Hinch!
Calderdale 2 vs Tornadoes
C2 beat Tornadoes 49-38 with Gail Geldhill winning POM. Good all round team performance with the welcomed return of Captain Sarah Heaton!
Calderdale 3 vs Chapeltown CNC
C3 were quick off the mark against a very physical Chapeltown, winning the first and only quarter by 8 goals to 7.
The opposition soon gained control in the second quarter forcing Calderdale into making basic errors, and the ruthless defence of Chapeltown dominated over Calderdale’s shooters.
Pia Rattigan, in defence, made a valiant effort earning her Player of the Match, but the accuracy of the Chapeltown shooters, who rarely missed, were a force to be reckoned with and there was no way back for Calder as Chapeltown forged ahead even further in the last quarter
Final score of 24-43.
Calderdale 4 vs Wakefield Phoenix 3
C4 beat Wakefield Phoenix 3 by 43 goals to 41 in what proved to be an exciting game throughout.
Olivia Reynolds played a great central link position for Calderdale and there was some excellent shooting from Harriet Grace and Bethan Hirst, earning Hirst the Player of the Match award.
Phoenix did not let Calderdale have it all their own way and pulled it back in the 3rd quarter to take the lead by 3 goals.
Calderdale continued to battle and had two turnovers in a row enabling them to edge ahead once again obtaining a valuable 3 winning points
. NCalderdale 2 suffered a disappointing loss on Saturday against Hi Tech 2.
On taking to the court, Calder struggled in getting the balls into the shooters with a very physical Hi Tech 2 defence forcing Calders attackers to battle for every bit of free space and making the shooting circle a difficult target for the feeders. At the other end of the court the Calderdale defence put up a good fight working hard to take as many interceptions as possible. Becky Wood worked tirelessly at WD putting a lot of pressure on her WA and Louise Stones applied the pressure at GD, making it difficult for her GA to get near to the post.
Calder were missing new centre court player Leanne Woods due to injury so it was over to Lisa Lund to don the Centre bib and lead by example by putting pressure on her counterpart. As the physicality of the game continued throughout, Hi Tech further stretched their lead to the halftime whistle.
The third quarter called for changes to be made with Lorelle Donaldson moving from GK to GA to address the need for height and solid positioning and control in what was becoming a heated attacking circle. Calder saw this move take effect immediately with the new pairing of Donaldson and Megan Kennedy seeing more of the possession than Calder had enjoyed up to halftime. Sadly, however, it was short lived with Donaldson suffering an injury in the aggressively fought circle space and retiring from the game with a sprained ankle. Laura Kennedy took over at GA and managed to sink to impressive long distance shots and both shooters benefitted from precision feeding from Gail Gledhill at WA.
In the final quarter Lund and Woods made a concerted joint effort to mark closely and block their opponents GA out of the shooting circle enabling Stones and Wood to double mark the GS. Calderdale remained strong and determined but were no match for the accurate feeding of their opponents and resigned themselves to fighting to gain a solitary point for half score. As the game came to a close, the deficit was too much and the challenge too great. Calderdale put up a good fight with every player working tirelessly throughout but the team as a whole struggled to find the unity required to control the game and in the end the Hi Tech 2 took the win 52 goals to Calder’s 23.
Calderdale 3 lost to Wakefield Wildcats 30-41. Lucianne Hinch won POM for second week on the trot with special mentions for Mollie Brearley and Pia Rattigan who, through line up changes, ended up playing nearly every position on court. No match report available
Calderdale 4 had a brilliant win against Sapphires- 36-29. Lowrie Roberts won POM with a special mention to Ella Cooper who also had a great match keeping her WA opponent out of the game. No match report available
C1 vs Milford 1
1st Team won 45-41 with Jess Brearley winning POM for the game. C1 currently stand in 1st place in the WYNL superleague division. No match report available
C2 vs Leeds Lightning
Calder 2 were stretched to the limit to keep up with top of the league Leeds Lightning throughout their match on Saturday.
Kim Roy and Gail Gledhill (Player of the Match) formed a brilliant combination in the shooting circle ably assisted by accurate feeds in from Lisa Lund and Leanne Smith. By half time Calder 2 were just two goals behind.
Rosie Baldwin made her debut for the second team and worked hard with Lou Stones in defence to provide turnover opportunities to level the score to 35 all in the third quarter. However, Leeds Lightning were stronger overall and managed to secure a win in the final few minutes (50-48).
C3 vs Shipley Swifts 3
Now 5 games into the season without a win under their belts, Calder 3 stepped onto the court with determination and confidence that they could end their losing streak.
Calder wasted no time stamping their authority on the game with Liz Harrison and Pauline Williamson providing consistently accuratley shooting in the circle and doubling their opponents score by the end of the quarter – 16 goals to 8.
Coach Greenhough was keen to keep up the momentum with subtle changes in player positions throughout the game – keeping the opposition on their toes. The second quarter saw Calder stretch their lead further with outstanding feeding of the ball up court from Olivia Baldwin and great link play between Lucianne Hinch, Baldwin and Jo Hall. Halftime score 33-12
Into the 3rd quarter and the defensive pairing of Hannah Godfrey and Zib Forest continued to pressurise their shooters keeping them to their lowest quarter goal tally all game and further stretching Calderdales lead to 49-19 by the end of the quarter.
Into the final 15 and Greenough took opportunity to mix players up, taking full advantage of the commanding lead they had established. A steady finish to the game with both teams trading points and Calder maintaining the goal difference to the end – final score 66 to 34.
C4 vs WAKEFIELD WILDCATS 6
Calderdale 4s were hoping to continue their winning streak and came on court with a speed and determination that left the opposition standing.
They took control throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters, with the score at 25 goals to 30 in favour of Calderdale. The whole team linked up well with the attackers feeding some great balls into the shooting duo of Olivia Reynolds and Harriet Grace – Grace, who rarely missed, earned the Player of the Match award as a result.
But Wakefield were not going to let Calderdale have their own way and upped their game in the last quarter with a tremendous fight back and ultimately took the game Wildcats 39 to Calderdale’s 36 in an exciting finish.
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