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.
Calderdale 1 vs Wakefield Wildcats
Calderdale struggled to find their feet going into the first quarter with every goal the opposition scored taking their toll on a new combination of players. Ending the first quarter at 8-17 down to Wakefield, Coach Phil Greenough needed to make some changes.
With spirits low, Calderdale took to the second quarter apprehensively but soon began make back some of the deficit from the first. Hollie Thomas (player of the match) took charge at GA with some great movement and shooting in the circle. Sarah Heaton’s accurate feeds gave opportunities to capitalise on this new found momentum. Player moves into more familiar positions allowed the team to find their flow and bring the halftime score to 20-29 to Wakefield.
The third quarter saw the strongest all-round Calder performance with Lorelle Donaldson and Sophia Boothroyd’s defending in the circle starting to put off Wakefield’s shooters. Leanne Smith put some great pressure on the oppositions WA and hassled every feed of the ball. Determined and in control, Calderdale would not give up. Jess Brearley (coaches player of the match) remained calm and controlled the game through out with some great interceptions and focussed play. The movement and great feeds from Carolyne Baldwin, gave Roxy Rothery every opportunity to put her shots up and ultimately take the lead with the 3rd quarter 35-33 to Calderdale.
The final quarter saw an optimistic and driven Calderdale team take to the court watched over by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters – the narrow lead making the last 15 minutes an intense and nervous battle. Both teams were scoring goal after goal trading points throughout. Wakefield called “time” for the 3rd time within the game in order to re-group but, sadly for Calderdale, also to find a last big push that took them to victory. With 2 minutes to spare Wakefield took the game, final score 42-44 and leaving Calderdale ready for the re-match.
Calderdale 2 vs Rothwell
Second game of the season saw Calderdale 2 face Rothwell. A nervy start and new line up saw lots of dropped catches from both sides but once the dust settled the team found their stride.
Kim Walters at goal attack provided lots of energy to the game and helped the cause by accurately sinking her shots. Leading after the first quarter by 1 (10-9), the coach put Emily Woodworth to goal shooter, Sue Seymour to goal defence and captain Sarah Heaton to wing attack.
The dynamic and experienced duo of Louise Stones and Seymour proved vital in turning over Rothwell's possession and isolating the goal shooter to further extend Calderdale's lead by 5 at half time.
Rothwell stepped it up a gear in the 3rd and pulled the difference in score back to 2 (31-29). However, Calderdale had more left in the tank. Gail Gledhill returned to goal shooter providing some impressive long range shots.
Pia Rattigan at wing defence and Leanne Smith at centre showed the kind of stamina required to keep the win in the bag for the team.
Calderdale won the game 42-38 maintaining their winning streak for the start of the 2017-2018 season.
Calderdale 3 vs Morrisons 2
Calderdale 3 struggled in the opening quarter to get the ball to the shooters as Morrisons defenders kept a close mark on their players. The first quarter ended 7 goals to 13 with great shooting from Pauline Williamson and Liz Harrison (POM) having to fight for every shooting opportunity.
Facing tough opposition, Calder struggled to move the ball fluidly around the court. Jo Hall kept pressure on and fed great balls into the circle with help from (POM)Kay Hollingworth. Turnovers were found as Molly Brearley got her hands to some tip interceptions and Olivia Baldwin in support to pick them up. The halftime score now 16-27 in Morrisons’ favour.
The third quarter saw Calderdale pull back some of the deficit with Gill Coldwell putting in a valiant effort in defence but with Calderdale still trailing 27-40 at the start of the final quarter.
The final 15 saw Hannah Godfrey’s persistence pay off, challenging and taking hold of the maroity of the shooters rebounds and finding interceptions wherever she could to then work the ball back up court. Despite keeping heads high, Calderdale could not recover and the final score saw them lose 35-52.
Calderdale 4 vs Yorkshire Gems
Calderdale 4ths struggled from the off against an organised Yorkshire Gems.
A strong debut from Olivia Reynolds initially at GS and later moving to Centre in the second half where her energy and enthusiasm was well placed. Joint player of the match was awarded to Amelia Weston for her fast paced attack, and Beth Long for her persistent defence down court.
The final quarter saw Calderdale’s best performance as the team found some consistency of play, but it was not enough to earn a half-score bonus point, losing 13-32.
Calderdale 1 beat Farsley Celtic 47-42 in the West Yorkshire Super League this weekend, in an intense match at Lighthouse in Bradford.
Calderdale got off to a slow start, losing the first quarter 10-11. A few tactical changes by Calderdale’s coach meant that more defensive play down court in the second quarter enabled Calderdale to turn the game around and the half time score was Calderdale 23 – 20 Farsley.
Great defensive play by Jess Moloney and Sophia Samuels (joint players of the match) forced errors from Farsley, allowing Calderdale’s attacking players (Megan Kennedy, Roxy Rothery) to convert into goals, giving Calderdale a further lead after the third quarter.
Defensive play down court by Jess Brearley (coach’s player of the match), Louise Stones and Hollie Thomas made it increasingly difficult for Farsley to keep possession. Sarah Heaton and Carolyne Baldwin fed the ball well into the attacking circle and the final score after a hard-fought match was Calderdale 47- 42 Farsley.
The much awaited Calderdale 2 2017/2018 season started with a nail biting 33-31 win over ANC in the West Yorkshire Premier League.
Calderdale 2 came out strong, storming ahead in the first quarter to command a healthy lead. The new addition of Lorelle Donaldson as goal defence was noticeable from the start. Earning herself player of the match its evident that she will be a vital asset to the Calderdale 2's already strong defence. ANC looked sluggish and were slow to get going in the first, conceding 6 goals before getting on the score sheet. Towards the end of the first quarter ANC's defence ramped it up a notch, making it difficult for Calderdale's attack. During quarter-time Calderdale made some changes to combat the strengthening ANC defence.
Straight into the second and Calderdale's substitutions seem to be doing the job; creating opportunities, delivering turnovers and sinking the shots. The pace quickened and ANC responded. At half time Calderdale were leading by 4.
Towards the end of third quarter ANC seized an opportunity and take the lead for the first time in the match. Calderdale answerd right back and dug deep with Lorelle making some vital turnovers and Paula Hird delivering the essential goals to ensure Calderdale ended the third in the lead.
The fourth quarter ANC came out hungry for the win, sensing Calderdale's tiring team, a string of beautiful play and strong shooting saw them draw level. Calderdale kept their heads, playing it round to ensure possession was kept and taking the chances when they arose to come out victorious.
The first match of the season against Zodiacs was always going to be a difficult task for Calderdale 3 in the West Yorkshire 3rd Division, having 5 regular players not available due to work and holiday commitments.
Zodiacs came out all guns blazing pulling away in the first quarter with 15 goals to Calderdale's 4 goals. Pia Rattigan was drafted into the team, doing an exceptional job in a unfamiliar role at Goal Defence, until injury struck, and having no subs, Rattigan switched roles with Goal Keeper, Hannah Godfrey.
The relentless running and interceptions from Centre, Jo Hall, earned her Player Of The Match, linking in well with Wing Attack, Ashleigh Hollingworth, who did some great feeding into the shooting circle in her debut for Calderdale.
Captain, Kay Hollingworth made centre court switches in the third quarter, but this was to no avail, even with some impressive movement and shooting from the regular combination of Liz Harrison and Pauline Williamson.
Calder thirds made a valiant effort, but the goal deficit from the first quarter was too much to recover from and though Zodiacs were never in any real threat of loosing the match, the final score of 25 to 46 did not reflect in the game.
Calderdale 4 lost their first game to Mirfield Tornadoes 27-35 who had dropped down from the 4th division, but showed great potential for the future.
A nervous 7 stepped on court at Thornhill Leisure Centre in Normanton not knowing what to expect, but collecting a missed shot from Tornadoes they surprised themselves when the youngest player on court, 14 year old Harriet Grace, capitalised by calmly converting her first shot from range to go into the lead 1-0.
After just 4 training sessions the young squad had picked up and executed a number of set plays, with Amelia Weston bringing the ball out of defence and firing it down court to Beth Long, who's patient support play around the edge of the circle found her best friend and GA Bethan Hirst. Lowrie Roberts used her height and skills in defence to limit the opposition to just 6 goals in the 2nd quarter.
The Tornadoes defence realised that they coudn't go easy on the young Calderdale team, and stepped up the pressure. Calderdale going into half time still in contention just 1 goal behind with a score of 14-15.
The wheels fell off in the 3rd quarter when player of the match, Rosie Baldwin, switched from C to her usual position of GD, injuring herself attempting one of her trademark flying interceptions, and the young squad fell behind by 9 goals.
In the last quarter they showed good stamina & determination. Baldwin came back on court and Hirst outpaced her Tornadoes defence winning most of the centre passes. Ella Cooper's tight circle defence picked up some good taps and interceptions to rattle Tornadoes and Calderdale won the final quarter, but it wasn't enough to scrape back the lead.
Its finally come around again - the new 2017/18 netball season
With training now in full swing we look forward to another year of great netball with all teams ready to take on the fantastic standard of competition the WYNL and YRL have to offer
As with each new season we say a sad goodbye to a few players who have moved on to new challenges in their lives that take them away from our club. You will be missed but hope to see some of you again soon.
In balance, we also welcome new players to the club with a number of newbies coming from recent Young Adult Training Sessions held in July. We've seen some serious potential in some of our new girls and are looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the team.
We also welcome back a few familiar faces who have had some time away from the club but just couldn't stay away any longer - great to have you back!
First fixtures will be at the end of this month with all teams in competition on the 23rd Sept so good luck to all players involved!
Here's to another great season!
Calderdale 1s lost to a strong Wakefield Wildcats team 37-54 on Saturday, who are 1 place above them in the West Yorkshire super league.
The starting line-up was Megan Kennedy at goal shooter, Roxanne Rothery goal attack, Carolyne Baldwin wing attack, Jess Brearley centre, Emma Bullough wing defence, Sophia Boothroyd goal defence and Sue Seymour goal keeper.
Calderdale started under pressure but a strong defensive effort limited Wildcats to few opportunities in the starting minutes. As it progressed, Wildcats’ attack found their rhythm and the quarter ended 13-9.
Calderdale hung on with experienced shooters Rothery and Kennedy taking advantage of opportunities given from fantastic feeds by Baldwin and Brearley.
Switches to the line-up in the third quarter saw Boothroyd move to goal attack and Bullough move to goal defence. Great pressure from Seymour on the backline and centre court play from Brearley allowed Sophia to take advantage of her athleticism with many opportunities at goal.
Emily Woodworth added to consistent defensive pressure from the whole team going into the fourth quarter. Calderdale were met with fast and determined play from Wildcats’ attackers, leaving the score 56-37 at full time.
It was a hard fought and physical game. Sue and Carolyne were joint players of the match, with just one game left this season.
Calderdale 3s had a comfortable victory over Whitcliffe 2 in their penultimate game of the season, beating them by 19 goals.
The first quarter was tentative from both sides but Calder pulled steadily away with the quarter ending 11 goals to 3 to Calder.
Further improvements with some good consistent transitions down the court and feeding of the ball into the shooting circle meant the 2nd quarter ended 22 goals to 10 to Calder.
The 3rd quarter saw Calder up their game and with consistently accurate shooting from player of the match Natalie Conner and Pauline Williamson, good feeding into the circle, at speed, by Kay Hollingworth and Liz Harrison they pulled further away from the opposition.
In the defensive circle Emily Woodworth and Gill Coldwell achieved many turnovers with good interceptions and were ably supported on the circle edge by Molly Brearley.
The final score of 43 to 24 reflected Calderdale's all around superiority in this game.
Calderdale 1s made it three wins in a row getting back to good form. The convincing 73-56 victory against mid-table Farsley Celtic sees the 1st team close to securing at least 4th place in the West Yorkshire Super League. Two points behind third placed Wakefield Wildcats who they are playing this coming Saturday.
The first quarter was a fast paced back and forth affair whilst the teams settled into the game with Calderdale leading 18-16 at the end of the first 15, both teams taking advantage of unforced errors.
The second quarter saw a solid defense from Sue Seymour, Sophia Bothroyd and Emma Bullough with opportunities to intercept and defend the ball well. The attack of Kim Walters and Megan Kennedy in the circle capitalised further on the errors of Farsley Celtic and accurately converted the shots to lead 36 - 31 at half time.
Coach Phil Greenough changed the team at half time, to move Boothroyd from defence to attack and Walters the reverse. This allowed the centre court players Carolyne Baldwin and Jess Brearley to utilise the space more and play the long balls into the shooting circle. From interceptions in the defence to converting the chances in attack Calderdale looked confident and determined to finish the quarter on a high, 57 - 45.
The final quarter saw Walters and Boothroyd revert back to normal positions to further distract the Farsley team who were unable to adapt their style of play. Calderdale played out the game strong to finish 73-56 with player of the match going to Boothroyd for a brilliant performance.
Calderdale 2s played Ellis in a tightly fought bottom of the table relegation battle. Calderdale may have lost the battle by 1 goal 40-41, but they gained the essential 1 losing bonus point to secure their place in the West Yorkshire Premier League next season.
The first quarter saw a long period of adjustment as the Calderdale attack called up evergreen 3rd teamer Pauline Williamson to replace their absent regular shooters. Unforced errors throughout the team saw them go into the 1st quarter behind 10-14.
The new shooting combination of Williamson and Saleha Cooke kept their composure while their mid-court colleagues captain Sarah Heaton and Hannah Yates provided consistent support, but it wasn't enough and the dominant Ellis defence enabled them to stretch their lead over Calderdale to 10 goals.
Coach Phil Greenough gambled with his half time changes and gave the GA bib to defender Jess Maloney in an attempt to mix things up and get some height into the shooting circle. The new combinations and confident feeds from WA Pia Rattigan saw Ellis's lead reduced to 7 goals. Calderdale were always on the back foot, but their defence was solid and refused to give up. Louise Stones, Clare Hunt-Brown, and tireless player of the match Jasmin Douglas were the thorn in Ellis's side, forcing turnovers and spurring their attack on to convert. C
ooke returned to GA and Calderdale 2nds fought to the last minute managing to equal the score with Ellis, when a penalty was given in the circle on the final whistle, allowing Ellis to gain the final goal to take the lead.
Calderdale 3s always knew it would be a tough battle against similar placed in the league, Chapeltown CNC, and a battle it was!
Calderdale made a slow start, even with the tight marking from Wing Defence, Molly Brearley, finishing the first quarter with a disappointing score being behind by 8 goals to 18.
Once the new combination of shooting duo, Liz Harrison and eventual player of the match, Emily Woodworth, settled into the game after working tirelessly against Chapeltown's solid defence, Calderdale edged closer to their rivals, still behind, but finishing the second quarter 21-27.
The third quarter saw Calderdale's best play as Chapeltown started to tire. Jo Hall and Gill Coldwell took advantage of their opponent's mistakes, picking up several loose balls and edging the score closer by 37-39, still in Chapeltown's favour.
An exciting fourth quarter saw Calderdale's regular defensive duo, Lyndsey Foster and Hannah Godfrey, putting further pressure on a now riled Chapeltown, but even the accurate feeding into the shooting circle from Kay Hollingworth was not enough to pull back and take full points, ending the match 47-49, though Captain, Hollingworth, was satisfied with the team performance and coming away with no serious injuries from such a physical game.
After a poor start to 2017, Calderdale 1 ended February with their first win of the year following a convincing 64-46 victory over old rivals Shipley 1.
Calderdale lead from the start and never looked in danger with an accurate shooting combination of Roxy Rothery and Kim Walters helping open up a 20 - 12 lead at the end of the quarter 1.
The 2nd quarter saw a significant defensive improvement all over the court which applied extra pressure on their opponents, leading to some excellent turnovers.
A half time score of 36 -24 allowed coach Phil Greenough make a number of changes with Walters moving from GA to WD, Amy Hunter-Brown from WD to GK, Sue Seymour from GK to GD and captain Sophia Boothroyd from GD to GA. The changes didn't affect the momentum and enabled Calderdale to increase their advantage by five goals as quarter three ended 50 - 33.
The final quarter saw further tinkering as Carolyne Baldwin shifted from WA to WD, Walters back to GA and Boothroyd to WA. Calderdale eased off the gas somewhat in attacking areas as the game drew to a close but the defensive combinations continued their dominance over a spirited but ultimately defeated Shipley outfit.
Final score 64 - 46. Player of the Match: Roxy Rothery
Calderdale 2 had another well deserved victory, beating Shipley 2nds 38-35.
After a frantic start Calderdale settled down and took a narrow 2 goal lead at the end of the first quarter.
The welcome return of vice captain Lisa Lund, fresh back from injury, steadied the ship in the 2nd quarter. Defence stayed strong for the duration of the game, with great team work from Jasmin Douglas and Lou Stones, who were a force to be my reckoned with.
Lots of interceptions from Douglas earned her a well deserved player of the match. To compliment this, the attack worked well with Paula Hird creating scoring opportunities and sinking them at every available opportunity. Calder 2's captain, Sarah Heaton, played an integral role, keeping the girls motivated and ensuring the play flowed seamlessly from the defence to attack.
With only 3 games left in the season against tricky opponents Calderdale 2 need to continue their winning streak to avoid relegation.
Calderdale 3 clung on to the potential 3rd place finish and promotion play-off with a sweet victory over Fusion 34-27.
A convincing first quarter saw Calderdale go into a comfortable 9-2 lead, with impressive defence from Hannah Godfrey and Gill Coldwell at GD. Veteran Pauline Williamson's enthusiasm kept the team moving and motivated to go for every ball and every possible interception.
Calderdale maintained their impressive goal difference in the second quarter thanks to Natalie Connor and Williamson hardly missing a shot, both creating great space for each other. Defensive turnovers and rebounds were supported by Liz Harrison at WD and captain Kay Hollingworth at WA leaving the score at 23-7.
In the third quarter it slowly started to go downhill and Fusion brought it back to a 10 goal difference.
Calderdale struggling with centre passes in the final quarter utilised a pass back to Coldwell and Molly Brearley. But it was a constant fight for both teams to get the ball into the circle. Unforced errors were made, but Calderdale clung on to the 34-27 victory.
Calderdale 2's had a tough opponent this week, taking on the undefeated Wakefield Phoenix.
Calderdale had a slow start trying to keep up with the fast pace of their opponents. Once settled with a new defensive combination, Calderdale managed to pull it back with some accurate shooting from GS Paula Hird and GA Saleha Cooke. The first quarter finished with Wakefield leading 14-9.
Calderdale were not going to make this match easy for Wakefield Phoenix, with some great interceptions from GD and POM Jasmin Douglas disrupting their flow at every opportunity. 2nd quarter finished with Wakefield holding their lead at 25-16
C Sarah Heaton and WA Pia Rattigan maintained possession with some accurate feeding into the shooting circle but this wasn't enough to see off the Wakefield Phoenix defence, who were strong throughout. Third quarter score 41-23 to Wakefield
Calderdale held on to the end and, though taking a loss, managed to secure a point on the league table finishing 33-50 to Wakefield Phoenix
Calderdale 1s suffered an agonising defeat against Harrogate Phoenix Netball Club this weekend in an intense match at Halifax Academy High School on Saturday.
Calderdale got off to a tough start in the first quarter, despite their defence’s (Sophia Boothroyd, Sue Seymour and Amy Hunt-Brown) attempts at turning over possession in Harrogate’s attack. In Calderdale attack, possession was quickly converted into goals, where Calderdale utilised Roxy Rothery and Megan Kennedy. Sadly, they were unable to keep Harrogate on the back foot with the first half ending at Calderdale 20 – 24 Harrogate.
Calderdale coach made some crucial changes to allow Calderdale to use Kim Roy’s tireless energy to put more pressure on Harrogate’s WA who fed the their attacking circle with speed and accuracy.
Despite managing to win the third quarter, Harrogate maintained pressure, forcing errors and making it increasingly difficult for Calderdale to feed the ball accurately.
The match ended Calderdale 47 – 52 Harrogate but gritty determination and a positive team spirit from all players will allow Calderdale to come back stronger in weeks to come and reflect on areas for improvement.
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