C1 vs Wakefield Phoenix 1
C1 lost 42-58 in a tough fought battle against a strong Wakefield side. Player of the match was awarded to Becky Wood.
C2 vs Ellis
A convincing win for C2 finishing 42-24 against Ellis in a game that saw some emotional play from the Ellis side whilst Calder remained composed and calmy taking the victory. Player of the match went to Leanne Woods.
C3 vs Wakefield Phoenix 2
Calderdale Thirds made a solid start to their away match against Wakefield Phoenix 2 with shooters, Liz Harrison and Pauline Williamson on fine form in the first quarter, scoring from all parts of the circle, despite the massive height advantage of the Wakefield defence. It was goal for goal in that quarter which ended with 8 goals each.
The second quarter was Calderdale's best as they upped their game with centre court players Kay Hollingworth, Jo Hall and Mollie Brearley controlling the ball down court and stretching their lead by 18 goals to 15.
Wakefield fought back in the third quarter and pulled back once again by drawing the quarter 21-21.
Calderdale gave their all but the final quarter proved to be their downfall, and even the great defensive play and interceptions from Hannah Godfrey and Lyndsey Foster was not enough as the Wakefield shooters suddenly found their form and confidence, taking advantage of Calderdale's basic errors.
Player of the match was awarded jointly to Liz Harrison and the versatile Lucianne Hinch. After such a close and exciting match throughout, Calderdale were disappointed to come away without the 3 much needed points to cement their place in the third division, losing by 25 goals to 33.
C4 vs Milford 3
Calderdale 4ths stride to victory after a shaky start, beating 4th place Milford 3rds 45-32, in the West Yorkshire league 5th Division.
Calderdale had a nervous start, making unforced errors allowing Milford to take an 8-2 lead. But shooters Harriet Grace and Bethan Hirst found their stride and steadied the ship, pulling back to a 1 goal deficit at the end of the 1st quarter.
Ellie Cardiss showed her versatility moving to Centre, and combined well with Wing Deference Ella Cooper to put Milfords attack under pressure with their many tips and interceptions. Calderdale pulled into a 22-18 lead by half time.
Amelia Weston and Liv Reynolds couldn’t be touched mid court as they moved the ball down court at pace, and then supported Grace and Hirst with quick 1:2s around the circle edge.
Calderdale finished strongly with Zuzanna Nawrocka on her debut in a Calderdale dress, working hard in the defensive circle alongside Captain Sue Seymour to restrict Milford to just 4 goals in the final quarter.
Players of the match were jointly Grace, Cardiss and Seymour
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