Macedon (35) V Wallan (31)
Where the game was won or lost?
We won the game because we showed the most persistence and girt and pushed through for the entire game to chip away at the score. It helps that our goalers were accurate today giving Wallan little chance at extra opportunities coming out of our goal ring as this is proving to be our most inconsistent area of our game. We did lose the last quarter by a goal and this was because our recoveries slipped dramatically from 9 to just the 3. Full court pressure eased up and the recoveries only came from our WD, GD and GK and Brooklyn’s 3 crucial rebounds.
Quarters that stood out:
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd stand out because of defensive pressure. Every quarter there was only one player on court not to get a recovery. In the first quarter we had 7 intercepts taken by 6 players, in the second quarter our recoveries came from gains and intercepts with Bianca topping the count with 2 gains and 2 intercepts in C and in the 3rd quarter every player by G in GS recovered a gain or intercept with Brooklyn topping the count with 2 intercepts, a gain and a rebound.
Significant goal runs:
Q1: They shot the first 4 goals with Taylah being sent off with an uncovered earring. Then we finally shot our first goal but Wallan pushed out another 2. We broke their center and shot the next 2. A few singles later and we put 3 in a row on the board. This helped us catch a skilled Wallan and we were chasing 8 -9.
Q2: The second quarter started with one goal each and then we broke away with the next 4 goals. Singles scored for the next 5 minutes and then we shot the last 2 goals for the quarter and took the lead 17-15.
Q3: The third quarter started well and we pushed the lead out to 4 but Wallan weren’t about to let the game slip away and shot the next 3. We both shot one each before a strong rebound and 3 goals went our way. We had a 4 goal lead 24- 20 before an injury time was called. This helped them as the last goals for the quarter were all singles but we held our 5 goal lead.
Q4: Wallan came out flying and broke 2 of our centres, we only had a 2 goal buffer. We worked hard and pushed out 3 more goals and then the next 11 goals were all singles. 35- 31 win.
Positives to be taken from the game:
- Every time Wallan looked like they were going to take the lead we fought hard back and didn’t let them get ahead.
- Goaling was accurate for the entire game.
- Our full court defense was outstanding for 30 minutes of the game.
- We played without a key mid courter (Demi) and it didn’t seem to disrupt the team at all.
Area for improvement:
- Our starts again!
- Maintaining our defensive pressure for the full game.
- Reducing the coach killers – 2 offside calls, 3 steps and 1 held and a replay
VOTES: 3 Amy 2 Brooklyn 1 Bianca