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Santander International Senior League Match Reports - 16 October 2022


Castletown Spaniards, 33 v Thompson 2,17

POTM - Amelie Hutchinson from Castletown Spaniards

Both teams started well with very little between them. There was plenty of turnovers from both sides but despite Thompson finding their shooters they struggled to convert whereas Castletown's Goal Shooter, Amelie Hutchinson rarely missed. This resulted in Castletown taking the first quarter 8-2. 

Thompson were not to be deterred and came out fighting in the second quarter with some excellent defence from Goalkeeper, Charlotte Christian and Goal Defence, Hannah Clague. Castletown's Goal Shooter Amelie Hutchinson continued as she started despite the increased pressure from the Thompson defence. Whilst Thompson shooting duo, Goal Shooter, Tina Creer and Goal Attack, Kate Caley found the net more easily this quarter, with the tight defence from Castletown's Goalkeeper, Rachael Cubbon and Goal Defence, Bree McClaughlin and the continued accuracy from their Goal Shooter they extended their lead to 17-7.

The third quarter continued in much the same vein, with excellent through court play from both sides and strong defence at either end. Castletowns shooter  ably assisted by Goal Attack Sara Collister could not be stopped and continued to slot the goals. Going into the last quarter 24-11 the Thompson girls were on a mission, their defence and entire team working tirelessly to turnover the ball. Thompson's shooters found their rhythm and had their best quarter yet which enabled them to get that elusive half mark's point. But in the end the Castletown team were just too strong with all combinations working really well and their shooting duo on fire. This resulted in Castletown taking the win 33-17 with player of the match deservedly going to their Goal Shooter Amelie Hutchinson.

Division 1

Simcocks Green Eagles, 29 v Ramsey Blacks, 26

POTM - Ariana Kerruish from Ramsey Blacks

Keen to maintain their winning streak, Ramsey started strongly, scoring the first 3 goals of the game through GS Ariana Kerruish. Once Simcocks scored their first goal, the quarter went goal for goal with strong play from both teams. Quarter score 7-4 to Ramsey. 

A few changes at quarter time for Simcocks proved beneficial with the second quarter being much tighter. Fantastic feeds into the circle from Hannah Skeehan (C) and Joanna Steriopulos (WA) saw Simcocks win the quarter by 1 leaving a half time score of 14-12 in Ramsey’s favour. 

Sensing the need to make a few changes, Ramsey introduced Chloe Ryles at WA, allowing Lisa Collister to slip into her favoured C position. This was also met with a couple changes from Simcocks. A quarter of solid defence, the ball was back and forth up the court with Ramsey’s Sarah Nash (GK) and Winnie Davies (GD) making many interceptions only for Simcocks Freya Debacuer (GK) and Emilia Steriopulos (GD) to do the same at the other end. Making the most of the opportunities their defence earned them, sharp shooting from Simcocks shooters saw a score of 18 all with just one quarter remaining. 

A single change for Ramsey between C and WD was made with the final roll of the dice from Simcocks seeing 2 changes. The hard work of both teams was rewarded by all 4 shooters with Ariana Kerruish (Ramsey GS), Ellie Johnston (Ramsey GA), Niamh Cooke (Simcocks GS) & Emily Osbourn (Simcocks GA) all shooting with high percentages, keeping pressure on one another. Some sloppy passing & great interceptions saw Ramsey sneak back into the lead with a final score of 29-26. Player of the match was awarded to Ramsey GS Ariana Kerruish. 

Division 2

Atla Group Panthers,35 v Ramsey Scarlets,18

POTM Jess Edmonds from Atla Group Panthers

Week 4 fixtures saw Atla Group Panthers face Ramsey Scarlets for the 10am match at the NSC. The 

Panthers continued to gain momentum in the second quarter, converting the first four centre passes into goals. A change in mid-court saw Becky Bateson Lewis (WA) prove to be a strong match against Scarlets fast paced Winnie Davies (WD) with both making some excellent passing in the centre third throughout the match. Great attacking from both teams and some brilliant interceptions mid-court, but Jess Edmonds (GK) showed off her great defensive skills, limiting Scarlets goal count to just 5, whilst Atla scored a further 9 goals, ending the 2nd quarter 18-9 to Panthers.

Following the half time break, Scarlets made their only change for the match, with Rachel Andrews (GK) switching on for the second half. Scarlets Matilde Jackson (C) & Abigail Harvey (WA) continued to make great movement both in the centre third & outside of the attacking D, enabling their shooters to convert a total of 4 goals in the 3rd quarter, but the defensive changes for the Panther’s also proved successful with a number of quality turnovers from Kirsten Mcintosh (C), Saffy Cregeen (GD) & Rachael Webb (WD), resulting in the gap between the two sides increasing by 16,  and the score line finishing 28 – 12 by the end of the 3rd quarter.

The 4th & final quarter saw the return of Panther’s Hannah Jackson to WD, and both sides fighting for every ball. Shooting by now was very consistent on both ends, but despite Scarlets Rachel Andrews (GK) making life difficult in the D, Panther’s shooters barely missed an opportunity to find the net. Scarlets Elly-Jane Crellin (GA) made some great shots and their goal count increased by 6, which was enough to secure a point from the match with the score line finishing 35 – 18 to Panthers.

Overall, a great game to watch, with both sides playing some really great netball. Jess Edmonds took home a very well-deserved player of the match.



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