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.
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