Calderdale 1 knew it was going to be a tough match against Leeds Athletic this week so had to step up and be positive about the game.
The first quarter was challenging (8-1 down at one point) but pulled back before the end of the quarter to just 2 in it. This was going to be a very physical game.
Going into the second quarter, after having a team talk with coach Phil, Calderdale knew what they needed to do to turn this around. Some great circle defence from Sophia and Emma converted into shots by shooters Roxy and Megan - all square (28-28) at half time.
In the third quarter Carolyne and Jess worked together with the back up of Sarah to get the ball into the circle. Leeds' defence got tighter but Calderdale's shooters stepped up. The quarter ended with Calderdale down by 3.
The fourth quarter was tough and Calderdale still had to try and maintain their consistency of play. Lots of supporters really encouraged the team to push through the last 15 minutes but unfortunately Leeds pulled away and took the win - final score Leeds Athletic 59-49 Calderdale 1.
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