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Photos: Andrew Trenoweth

Last updated: 9:51pm GMT 14 Dec 2014



Tornadoes lead from the front to win first U16 Regional League fixture.

Storm Tornadoes got their Netball South West Regional League 2 campaign off and running with an impressive win at home to league leaders West Exe.

After a stuttering start in their opening league game two weeks ago the U16 side took the lead from the first centre of this one and never looked back despite a spirited fightback in the last quarter by the visitors.

With Captain Sophie Christie suffering a bout of illness on the morning of the game Storm changed their line up with Ellie Brown starting at Wing Defence and Under 14 player Chloe Filkins starting at Centre.

Emily Coltman and Ellie White continued in the shooting circle while Alice Piper started at Wing Attack.

Morva Hughes and Maia Adams started in the defensive circle.

Tornadoes Goal Shooter Ellie White was voted Storm Player of the Match by West Exe.
Tornadoes Goal Shooter Ellie White was voted Storm Player of the Match by West Exe.

Tornadoes got things underway and despite the first centre being turned over, West Exe missed a chance to capitalise with Storm winning back possession and Ellie White registered the first goal of the game.

Storm went on to win the first quarter 12-7 but the players were wary of getting too over confident after their second and third quarter disasters against Team Bath last time out after they won the opening quarter.

There was no such collapse here although the game remained tight.

Piper and Filkins swapped positions in the mid court and Storm took the second quarter 10-9 to narrowly lead 22-16 at the half time break.

Alice Piper had a great game at C and WA.
Alice Piper had a great game at C and WA.

Kensa Jose replaced Filkins at Wing Attack for the third quarter and had an immediate impact with several good feeds to Goal Shooter White.

White scored 14 goals as Storm won the quarter 16-13 to give themselves a 38-29 lead at three quarter time.

It was still there for the winning and West Exe put plenty of pressure on the home side to try and close the deficit in the final 15 minutes.

Storm held their nerve though and despite losing the quarter 15-12 held on to take the game 50-44.

"This was a much better performance than a couple of weeks ago," said Head Coach David White. "Obviously we got a positive result but we actually played for 60 minutes."

"The girls seemed much more focused today and the little changes that Martha and I were making in the quarter breaks were taken on board and implemented in the next period which was great to see."

Minx from West Coast Cheerleading were on hand to entertain the crowd and support the players.
Minx from West Coast Cheerleading were on hand to entertain the crowd and support the players.

Once again West Coast Cheerleading supplied their troupe Minx to entertain the crowd and to cheer the players on during the game.

There's now a break for Christmas and then Storm face their first away trip of the season when they go to Yeovil on Sunday 18th January.

The Tornadoes and Coaching Team.
The Tornadoes and Coaching Team.


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