Storm stay second in the SW League after grinding out tough win
It was rough and out of control at times but Storm toughed out an important win in this Cornish Derby in South West Regional League 3 (South).
The first quarter started and finished with both sides swapping goals. Storm put two turnover runs together and ended up taking a five goal lead into the break.
It was a lead the visitors would never relinquish and stretched it further at the start of the second period taking five goals without reply.
The home side hit back with a three goal run as Storm led 32-24 at half time.
Head Coach David White kept the same seven for the first three periods as Storm looked to consolidate their lead.
Just as the quarter was drawing to a close Wing Attack Bethany Fenn was forced off with a nose bleed to be replaced by Fern Noott.
Noott stayed on for the final quarter that started goal for goal once more.
By this point the game had descended into an error strewn battle but Storm held their nerve to take the final period and the match 55-45.
“We knew exactly what we’d be in for today but I thought the girls stood up well,” said White. “We played well in patches and when we did we got the ball through court very well but it was a game filled with a lot of errors.”
The win keeps Storm in second place, trailing the leaders Saints on Goal Average with these two sides remaining the only two unbeaten teams in the Division.
“It was really physical,” said Captain Hannah Cox. “There was lots of contest on court. I thought our defence was awesome.”
Player Of The Match
Storm Goal Defence, Kirstin Lamb, was voted Player of the Match by the opposition.
- Kirstin Lamb
- Goal Keeper, Goal Defence, Wing Defence
- Current Team
- Cornwall Storm
- South West Regional League 3 (South)
- 2017-18 Pre-Season, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2018-2019 Pre-Season
Storm are back at home next Sunday with a match against fourth placed Vivary from Somerset. The match starts at 1:30pm at the Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in Truro School. Spectators are welcome free of charge in the viewing gallery.