Breezers Netball Club is based in Bushey, Hertfordshire with teams in a variety of leagues across Middlesex and Hertfordshire
Breezers v Falcons @ Middlesex 21st November
Nov 22, 2015, 9:31 pm
Katherine Jess Rhiannon Debs Clare Heather Sophie Emma Chezza and Hayley.
This game had all four seasons in it. Snow, rain, wind and sun! I am sure the local chemist would have sold out of arnica cream (for bruises) after this game.
Due to the ridiculous wind, it took along time for each team to settle in the first quarter, and goals were very hard to come by; this quarter ended 4 - 3 to Breezers! In the second quarter we went out with conviction and scored another 10 goals to Falcons 7. This end seemed slightly less windy for shooting!!
We started the 3rd quarter with the sun shining but still very cold. Katherine, Rhi and Jess made some brilliant interceptions allowing the attack to bring the ball down to the shooters but together with the sun and some ridiculously windy conditions made it very hard for Sophie and Heather to shoot, the ball was going everywhere which was very frustrating for them. We likened it to playing paper toss on the iphone minus the wind direction and strength clues! The score at the end of this quarter was 19 - 16 to Breezers.
In final quarter we went out with sheer determination to beat this team and we did. The team worked so hard in some atrocious weather. It was a very physical game and I am sure everyone has some bruises to prove it. Katherine was not going to allow the GS any freedom or allow her to win a toss up. Jess hunted all the time making it extremely hard for the Falcons to pass the ball easily. Meanwhile Clare was sending some great passes into the circle making her WD feel very frustrated at not being able to stop this. Heather and Sophie had some brilliant court play and converted many shots to goals in this quarter.
Final score Breezers 25 Falcons 22. The team worked so hard in very difficult conditions making the end result even more victorious. Well done to you all!
Player of the match. Well deserved Sarg Katherine
Breezers WIN against Charville
Nov 11, 2015, 5:26 pm
Breezers Vs Charville 9th November
Team: Katherine, Alex, Emma S, Debs, Nicola, Hannah and Sophie. Sub: Heather
The team got off to a great start, working hard on and off the ball. Breezers defence quickly got the measure of their opponents and started intercepting balls immediately, which was then worked into the shooting circle brilliantly by the centre court players. It was great to see Sophie back on court and consistently converting goals. The game was evenly matched with only a few goals in it at any time. Breezers gave 100% and never gave up, with some fantastic court play from defence down to attack.
Going into the last quarter, Breezers were 5 goals down. We made a slight tactical switch in the attacking third to give their defence something different to think about! The support from the side-line was brilliant and really spurred the girls on court to carry on their excellent play. The Breezers defence kept denying the Charville shooters opportunities on goal and Breezers converted these opportunities bringing the score to 23 goals each. Another outstanding defensive interception meant that Breezers had the ball in their attacking third again and the goal was converted to bring us one goal in front. An amazing display by the defence onlay allowed 2 goals scored against in this quarter! The final whistle went and Breezers WON 24-23.
An excellent display of netball from all – well done everyone!