Breezers Netball Club is based in Bushey, Hertfordshire with teams in a variety of leagues across Middlesex and Hertfordshire
Breezers stamp out Grasshoppers in final quarter - Saturday 27th Sept 2014
Sep 27, 2014, 5:39 pm
The Middlesex team had a last quarter come back on Saturday to secure a 1 goal win over Grasshoppers. The game got off to a shaky start giving Grasshoppers a clear advantage and allowed them to dictate a fast paced game. Still trying out new players and combinations resulted in the Breezers girls taking some time to settle in. The second quarter proved better. Things were looking up and Breezers won the quarter reducing the goal difference to just 2.
A complete team change in the mid court at half time was bold and failed to pay off in the 3rd quarter with Breezers only scoring 4 goals and increasing the goal deficit by 6. It did however give us time to settle into our new positions and calm the game down.
Some stern words from captain Heather going into the final quarter and 1 final change had the desired effect. 3 quick Breezers goals gave us the belief that we could win this and everyone stepped up their game. The circle defence of Katherine and Jess unnerved the Grasshoppers shooters and some top quality shooting from Bex and Heather ensured that we capitalised on every chance.
The final few minutes were tense but Breezers held on and won by just 1 goal. Cheers all round.
Well Done Team : Katherine, Jess, Emma S, Foxy, Vicky, Macca, Heather and Becca
Saturday 26 October Breezers v Twilight
Nov 13, 2013, 6:34 pm
An untried and untested breezers squad turned out at stanborough park in slightly dubious conditions to face twilight. Regular squad members Emma Quirke, Becky Ramsell, Debbie Woodward and Alison Lauder were joined by Caroline Vassell and Michaela Powell and new girls Abbie longworth and Audrey Shannon (who bore a striking resemblance to Debbie, being her sister!).
Breezers got off to a flying start first quarter with Debbie at WA linking brilliantly to put sister Audrey through on goal time after time. At the other end Abbie was coping well with an enormous 6'2" goal shooter, with Emma, Becky and Caroline also breaking down the opposition's play to deny twilight the opportunity to feed their shooter. The first quarter score 16-5 to breezers!!
Alison got that sinking feeling second quarter when the gigantic shooter moved to goal keeper. From then on her job was much harder as she was barely able to see the post! It took the squad the rest of the quarter to settle and it wasn't until the third quarter that Alison and Audrey were again able to find some rhythm in the circle, thanks to great feeds from Becky and Debbie. At the other end the defence continued to fly with some fabulous interceptions and rebounds from Emma and Abbie. Michaela joined the party at the start of the third quarter and fitted in at wing defence straight away. The defence did brilliantly to restrict twilight to only 3 goals in the third quarter.
Breezers resisted the urge to take their foot off the pedal, winning the last quarter to finish the game with a massive 41-24 victory. Player of the match was Becky who did an awesome job in attack and defence.