Belle Construction 52 George Bar & Grill 37
Belle stayed at the top of the league with a hard-earned victory over fourth-placed George Bar & Grill.
Belle started strongly, with impressive shooting earning them an early lead but George managed to up their game in the final minutes of the first quarter to lower the score difference slightly.
The middle quarters saw Belle defenders, Jane Dunford (GD) and Carly Dean-Lawes (WD) made some well-timed interceptions. George upped their attack, allowing GS Rachel Scarff to showcase her excellent shooting skills.
The third quarter was closely-matched and despite consistently good shooting by George GA, Laura Gardner, Belle were able to further extend their lead.
Belle dominated the final quarter and claimed a well-deserved victory.
Bay Fencing & Landscaping 9 Saints Security 51
Saints Security eased to huge win over a Bay Fencing side who sit at the foot of the table.
Bay came on with only six players, and Saints used this to their advantage to secure an early lead and proceeded to dominate the match, in which slippery conditions made it difficult for both teams.
Bay’s circle defenders, Charlotte Newman (GD) and Corinne March (GK) put up a strong defence, however, Saints pushed ahead to increase their lead. Saints’ defenders, Jade Carroll (WD) and Lauren Banks (GD) upped their game to limit Bay’s scoring opportunities, ensuring they remained ahead going into the final quarter where they emerged victorious by a comfortable margin.
Meraki 39 Café Oasis 26
Meraki earned a much-needed win over Café Oasis as they look to move away from the bottom of the division and narrow the gap on seventh-placed DDBI.
There was a slow start for both teams but Meraki ended the quarter one-goal ahead.
Meraki were quick to score the first goal of the next quarter, thanks to the superb shooting duo of Amelie Comben-Lindsay (GA) and Kelly Riglar (GS).
Oasis upped their defence, with GD Caroline Lewis and GK Amber Hider putting strong pressure on Meraki’s shooters. Despite poor visibility, Meraki C and Kath Clay took charge of the mid-court and made some fantastic interceptions, allowing her team to increase their lead.
The final quarter saw both teams up their game. Oasis fought to even out the scoreline throughout the quarter, however, Meraki were able to claim the victory in the end.
Basepoint 25 O Jo’s B 27
O JO’s B took a tightly fought victory over table-toppers Basepoint to help their own hopes of moving up the table.
Play was evenly-matched through the quarter, ending in a score of 5-5. The middle periods saw both teams take advantage of the other’s mistakes, however, the score remained even.
O JO’s B’s GD Donna Butcher made some key interceptions for her team. A tactical change at half-time for O JO’s saw Olivia Conning move to GA, where she showed immense shooting skill to give her team a five-goal advantage going into the final quarter where they managed to hold on to their lead.