Storm open a gap between second and third with win over Somerset side
It was a tense afternoon but Storm eventually took all the points in a top of the table clash in Netball South West Regional League 3 (South).
The home side started well with the opening three goals but the visitors hit back with the next three to level things up.
It was a sign of what was to come as neither side could make an effective breakaway with Storm taking a close first period 15-13.
Vivary started the second quarter at a strong pace and raced to a 19-16 lead but Storm got back into the game with the next three and the match was level once more.
It was the way the quarter finished and Storm held a narrow two goal lead at half time.
The third went much the same way as the previous two quarters with no side being able to make the decisive break until 10 minutes in when the home side put a run together to give them a 16-10 period win and an eight goal lead going into the last.
It was another tense quarter but Storm eventually came out on top by two goals to win 61-51.
“There were times when it was a bit frantic,” said Captain Hannah Cox. “We really kept our heads today, there were chances in the match where they got a few goals on the trot and there was a possibility they could have come back in the last quarter.”
Storm Head Coach David White said it was a tough but fair game. “I thought both teams played very well and Vivary really made us dig deep to get the win. There were some great contests all over court and I’m delighted with our girls for the way they responded, kept their heads and scored crucial goals at vital moments in the game.”
Bethany Fenn missed the game through injury but it’s hopeful she’ll be back in contention for a place in the next two weeks.
Player of the Match
Storm Goal Shooter Caitlyn Oates was voted by Vivary as the Storm Player of the Match.
- Caitlyn Oates
- Goal Shooter, Goal Attack
- Current Team
- South West Regional League 3 (South)
- 2018-2019 Pre-Season, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2017-18 Pre-Season
There’s a two week break in the Regional League. Storm are next away to Lovell Titans on Sunday November 25th.