Solent I 60, Gurnard II 27
A WELL-drilled Solent first team put in a strong all-round performance to overcome Gurnard II.
Solent got off to a great start, breaking down Gurnard’s play and steaming ahead in the first quarter, with accurate shooting from GA Kelly Ross and GS Katia Siska.
Gurnard shooters started to settle in the second and though they closed the deficit slightly, Solent’s defenders, player of the match Lorraine White, at GK, and Raegan Booth, at GD, continued to mark tightly, forcing errors and limiting shooting opportunities.
In both attack and defence, every Solent player worked hard to maintain and gain possession throughout the court.
Centre-court players Carley Marshall, Leigh Burbidge and Gemma Cowley, provided excellent back up for the circle players, helping to feed accurate balls into their shooters and making it hard for Gurnard to find attacking space in Solent’s defensive circle.
Consistent shooting, positive attacking play and tight man marking helped Solent seal the victory.
Solent III 20, Shorwell I 37
From the start, Solent III were determined to make life tough for Shorwell I.
Great defensive play from player of the match Montana Booth and Samantha Bull, left Shorwell struggling to dominate their circle.
Quick movement and tight play in centre court from Laura Holme, Ellen McVicar and Georgia Blanchard, opened up space and kept the opposition on their toes throughout.
With tight defending from Shorwell, pressure was on shooters Rachel Lawrence and Kristy Woodmore to score.