Storm beat Gems 60-40 away in South West League 3
Storm were back on the road for the latest round of matches in the South West League 3 (South) and another trip to Somerset.
This time to the home of Sydenham Gems.
It was the third away trip in the opening four games of the season but the Cornish side didn’t let that worry them and came away with another 5 points.
Head Coach David White switched up the defence for the starting line up with Maia Adams partnering Kirstin Lamb in the circle and Niamh Symons on the Wing.
Phoebe Lagor started at Centre, Beth Fenn on the Wing and Hannah Cox and Caitlyn Oates continued their pairing in the shooting circle.
It was a tense first period with Gems sneaking ahead 6-4 before Storm but two runs together to take the quarter 12-9.
Symons and Adams switched places for the second period to try and cut down the feeds into a tall home shooting circle and it seemed to work with Storm taking the second period 17-8 to lead 29-17 at half time.
Fern Noott replaced Bethany Fenn at Wing Attack for the third quarter as Storm looked to extended the lead.
The period started goal for goal before Storm took control in the last few minutes to win it 17-13.
The final quarter was closer although a five goal run right at the end saw Storm hit the 60 mark and take the game by 20 goals.
“It was a solid performance,” said White. “We certainly weren’t as good throughout the whole as I’ve seen us in some matches this season but there were spells where we put some great play together and the girls can be really pleased with a good victory against a tough side to play.”
Captain and Goal Attack Hannah Cox was delighted with the result; “We knew it would be a tough match,” she said. “We were really pleased with our through court attack, we drove the ball down really well.”
Player Of The Match
Storm Centre, Phoebe Lagor, was selected as the Storm Player of the Match by Gems.
- Phoebe Lagor
- Wing Defence, Centre, Wing Attack
- Current Team
- Cornwall Storm
- South West Regional League 3 (South)
- 2017-18 Pre-Season, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2018-2019 Pre-Season
There’s a break in the Regional League calendar next weekend so Storm are next in action on Sunday 4th November when they make the relatively short trip to fellow Cornish side Bodmin.