Storm Off To Winning Start

Results

Team1st Q2nd Q3rd Q4th QFinal
Cornwall Storm1520121057
Tor Knights157141450

Storm got their Regional League season off to a winning start in a thrilling match at home to Tor Knights.

It’s the first time the club has played at Senior Regional League level after previously competing at U16 and U14 Regional Level.

It’s also the first matchday weekend in the new South West Division 3 (South) which was created this season.

The opening exchanges went goal for goal until the visitors stretched out an early 9-4 lead.

Storm took a few minutes to gel in a new line up that was taking to the court for the first time but gradually got back in to the game to level the scores 15-15 at first quarter break.

Storm switched around the circle defence pairing of Rebecca Thompson (Goal Keeper) and Cerise Lauder (Goal Defence) for the second quarter to try and combat the balls into the circle.

It seemed to work with Knights shooting opportunities restricted in the next period.

Storm got off to a good start scoring 5 without reply to take a 20-15 lead and continued to put the pressure on finishing the quarter 20-7 to lead 35-22 at half time.

The next period was much tighter as Knights got back into their stride and they took the quarter 14-12 to close the game to 11 going into the last.

The game got a little scrappy in the last period with both sides making unforced errors. Knights piled on the pressure though and two 3-goal runs brought the score back to a nerve-wracking 52-48 to the home side with four minutes left the play.

Then shooter Caitlyn Oates sunk a long bomb which energised the home side into a run of four consecutive goals which proved enough to see out the game 57-50 and record the club’s first victory in the Regional League.

Head Coach David White was delighted to get the first win: “I thought we were going to let it slip away right at the end until we put that little run together but I’m so pleased we’ve got our season off to a winning start.”

“There was certainly a lot of good stuff that we did but there’s of course some things we’ll need to look at in training and try and get better at before our next game.”

Players of the Match


South West Regional League 3 (South)

SeasonTeamAppearancesPlayer Of The Match
2017-18 Pre-SeasonCornwall Storm10
2017-2018Cornwall Storm32
Total-42
Storm GA and Vice Captain, Hannah Cox, was selected by Tor Knights as their POM while Storm gave the honour to the visitors C/WA Jade Perry.

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Storm was delighted to see a healthy crowd turn up to watch the opening game and among the supporters was Helston Athletic Director Of Football, Steve Massey, who seemed to enjoy the game immensely.

About the author

Cornwall Storm is a South West Regional League club that plays in Truro, Cornwall. We have been a club since 2005, we are the current South West U16 Div 2 Champions.

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Club Events

20th October 2017
  • Storm (1) v Bodmin (1)
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Carn Brea Leisure Centre

22nd October 2017
  • Plymstock v Storm
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Rd, Devon, Plymouth PL6 8BH, UK

23rd October 2017
  • Connect (1) v Storm (3)
    8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
    Redruth School

24th October 2017
  • Year 4 & 5 Training
    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Thunder & Lightning Training
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

25th October 2017
  • U16 & Storm 4 Training
    5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Storm 2 & 3
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

  • Regional & Storm 1
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

26th October 2017
  • Year 6 & 7 Training
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • U14 Development
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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