On a very wet Wednesday afternoon the visitors to Worthing College were Havant College. A massive thank you goes to the caretaking staff and Sarah Briggs for the work they did to get the courts playable due to water and leaves.
The day had not started well when 3 players dropped out due to illness however we still had enough girls to field two teams and it gave an opportunity to Charlotte Lay and Lucy Hawkins to start in the first team. Worthing took an early lead, with accurate shooting from both Kate Begley and Beth Watson, defensively Lucy, Gemma Spencer Snell and Faye Murton worked well to keep Havant’s opportunities to a bare minimum. 10-2 at quarter time. The girls stepped up a gear in the 2nd quarter, with Charlotte finding her feet in the first team and working well with Sophie Quache. Defensively we remained strong but the attack really took off, with direct balls rather than overheads into the circle and we scored an impressive 18 goals in 12 mins whilst only conceding 2 – half time 28-4.
The game continued in this manner with Worthing completely dominating but with a controlled performance – final score 55-12 MOM Faye Murton.
With Yasmin Payne ill, it gave Jasmine Dean-Millward the chance to start at GA, Maddie Wand the chance to start at WA, Chloe York at C with Lucy and Charlotte promoted to first team. All three girls took their chance and had a storming game. Charlotte Lloyd’s shooting at GS was outstanding and Rebecca Lloyd, Emily Erskine and Ruth Wenyeve formed a great defensive partnership,so much so that Havant failed to score in the first quarter 9-0 at quarter time. Again the girls stepped up a gear 2nd quarter scoring an impressive 14 goals conceding 2 – 23-2 at half time. Chyna Nyang came on at C, Chloe to WA, Maddie to GA. This change did not work so well as we hoped.
We only scored 5 goals third quarter but the game was already won so it was the time to experiment. Further changes at the third quarter resulted in 33-7
Great win and team performance
MOM Charlotte Lloyd