Santander International Match Reports 26th November 2023
Simcocks Red 36 v 20 Ballasalla A
The first few minutes of this game seemed promising for both teams, going goal for goal with great drives at both attacking ends. However, Natalie Swales soon put an end to that, cutting out Ballasalla’s option of the high pass into the shooter and gaining possession to put Simcocks in the lead by 4 goals at quarter time. With Amaline Batty and Ruby Watterson settling comfortably into their shots, there was no stopping Simcocks and they began to run away with the game leading 18-9 at half time.
With Ballasalla in danger of not even gaining a point from the game, their defence had to step up in the third quarter. Rachel Quayle and Ashley Hall tried to limit the control that Rachel Johnstone was exerting around the circle edge, and the Ballasalla Goal Keeper, Amy Gelling, was able to pick up a few intercepts to slow down the Simcocks scoring rate. The final quarter saw the Simcocks side move ahead again and take the game 36-20. Player of the Match was awarded to Amaline Batty with a steady performance at Goal Attack for Simcocks Red.
POTM: Amaline Batty (Simcocks)
Ramsey Black 30 v 26 Thompson 2
Ramsey Blacks started out strong, with some excellent shooting from (GA), Ariana Kerruish and (GS), Elly-Jane Crellin. Ending the quarter 9-5 to Ramsey.Thompson came out strong in the second quarter, with some good through court defence and plenty of turnover ball. Thompson's (GS) Amelie Harding got her eye in and Thompson won the second quarter 6 goals to Ramsey's 5, closing the gap to 11-14 to Ramsey.
Thompson continued to put on the pressure going into the third quarter forcing more turnover balls, however struggled to convert the opportunities given whereas the Ramsey shooters just didn't miss and were well supported by (C), Nicole Pressley and (WA), Chloe Ryles throughout the game. Thompson again won the third quarter, closing the gap to 17-19 to Ramsey. There was everything to play for in the final quarter, Thompson's midcourt worked hard to win the ball but with some unforced errors Ramsey were able to add to their score, winning the final quarter and the game 30-26.
POTM: Chloe Ryles (Ramsey)
Castletown Jets 19 v 33 Manx Gems Sapphires
The game started quite slowly but some good positioning and shooting from Castletown June Fearnley (GA) and Charlie Corrie (GS) made Gems Kiree Corkish (GD) and Ellie Brovinanova (GK) step up their defensive play with the first quarter finished 6-6. Second quarter and Ellie Treanor (C) and Emily Brown (WA) for Gems worked tirelessly to get the ball moving down the court to their shooters. The 2nd quarter saw Gems take the lead 17-12.
The third quarter saw Jess Hawkins (GD) make some crucial turnovers.The fast and frantic play in the third quarter led to some sloppy play from both sides however, Gems attack gained the edge with Abi Campbell (WA) making some excellent feeds into the shooters Poppy Brown (GS) and Sienna Thatcher (GA) who found their form and were sinking some fantastic shots. Erin Chappel (GD) for Castletown was impressive in defence with plenty of interceptions but Gems were able to extending their lead to 24-16. Final quarter and Gems dominated but Castletown were not giving up easily and kept up the pressure with Lucy Smith (C) Kate Potts (WA) having a great game but Gems were too strong in the final quarter which This resulted in the final score of 33-19 to Manx Gems Sapphires
POTM: Sienna Thatcher (Manx Gems)
Castletown Vikings 59 v 3 Ramsey Jets
The Castletown Vikings got off to a strong start in the first quarter whilst Ramsey Jets were finding their feet. Jets had Anya playing her first match as (GK) and Immy playing her first as (WD), both played really well throughout. Strong shooting from Vikings’ players Sophie (GA) and Jess (GS) saw the first quarter end with Vikings leading 17-1. The second quarter saw another couple of changes for the Jets with Sarah playing her first game as GS and Kirsty’s first as (GA). Vikings’ took advantage of thesechanges, ending the quarter 34-1.
No position changes in the third quarter, as Jets settled in to their positions the effort was apparent, with strong passes and interceptions. Jets with Sarah as (GS), were able to secure another goal ending the third quarter 47-2. The fourth quarter was dominated by the Vikings, still a fantastic effort being put in by Jets. Vikings player Ellie (GK) and Olivia (GD) were making Jets’ attackers work for it with tight marking and strong interceptions. Despite this, Jets were able to add another goal with a final result of 59-3. Overall a great game, Vikings had very strong mid court players, which was pivotal in securing their win. Jets put up a really good fight and worked well as a team despite numerous players in positions they don’t normally play.
POTM: Sophie Bateson (Castletown)