Flyers fielded a large squad for their third game of the season.
Upton took advantage of our early unforced errors and found their shooting form early on in the game. Flyers responded with some great flow through court following intercepts from Jess King and Becca Smith in the defensive circle. Sometimes the flow was just a little bit too fast resulting in a couple of footwork calls, nothing a few more sprints won’t sort out though.… Trailing 11-8 at quarter time.
Changes in attack put Alex to GA, Suzy to GS. More shooting opportunities this quarter, Lizza Head at GK making a big impact working tightly with Becca Smith to close the Upton shooters down, it was only a few well placed sneaky overhead balls close to the back line that allowed them to get close enough to convert . Still trailing by a goal by half time.
Flyers dominated the second half of the game, soon pulling ahead and converting confidently. Some great defensive end unit work resulted in a couple of held balls. Fewer errors and a good conversion rate from our centres , turnovers and their mistakes resulted in a healthy 45-35 win.
Squad: Jess King, Becca Smith, Louise Clune, Katy Seal, Chloe Williams, Hannah Pegrum, Kirsty Hughes, Zoe Wenham, Alez Arbourne, Suzy Hamlin, Izzy Powell, Becky Smith, Lizza Head.
Shooting: Alex 26/35, Zoe 1/1, Suzy 2/6, Izzy 16/20.
Score- 8-11, 18-19, 32-27, 45-35.