Scallywags 20 v Yell 23

In a top of the table clash Scallywags took on Yell. It was a slow start to the game with both teams struggling to find their feet. Yell scored the first couple of goals with great shooting from Kirsty Graham (GS) and Freya Hannay (GA) beginning the game well for Yell. Each team were fighting hard for every ball but Yell’s strong defence of Lesley Robertson (GD) and Kerry Nicholson (GK) made it difficult for Scallywags to get on the score sheet. Strong passes between Yell players Amber Morrison (C) and Sandra Petrie (WA) linking well together. The first quarter ended 6-3 to Yell.

The second quarter began with Yell’s accurate shooting from Kirsty Graham (GS) and Freya Hannay (GA) again scoring 3 goals in a row. Scallywags settled to pull 3 goals back with great shots from Anne-Marie Robinson (GA) and Chrissie Arthur (GS). Chloe McLeod (GK) making some great interceptions for Scallywags playing well alongside Judy Hamer (GD). Scallywags narrowing the gap but Yell still ahead at 11-9.

After 3 minutes of rapid end-to-end play in the third quarter, it was neck and neck 12-12. Chrissie Arthur (GS) getting into good positioning for Scallywags to make some great shots. Judy Hamer (GD) getting the centre passes for Scallywags and providing great support and passes to Scallywags midcourt. Rowan Nicolson (WA) making excellent passes around the shooting circle. Tight defending from Yell again Lesley Robertson (GD) making it difficult for Anne-Marie Robinson (GA) to get closer to the net to shoot. Scallywags now pulling ahead to 18-15.

The final quarter saw excellent rebounds from Judy Hamer (GD) Nearly 6 minutes later nobody had scored but Yell managed to pull ahead with accurate shots from Kirsty Graham (GS) and Freya Hannay (GA) scoring 3 in a row. Both teams fighting hard for the win and every pass counted. Yells determination saw them pull ahead towards the end of a close encounter with strong passes in the mid court from Amber Morrison (C) and Sandra Petrie (WA). The game ended 23-20 to Yell. Players of the Match were Judy Hamer (Scallywags) and Freya Hannay (Yell).