Panthers came out fighting against Devils and won comfortably 36-17. There was lots of great passages of play between the mid court players driving towards the circle edge. A special mention goes to Lisa Martin who had a great game as WA and passed lots of great balls into the shooters. This was also Ellie Stanley's last game for a little while with Panthers. We still can't believe that she's leaving and would like to thank her for her contribution towards Valley Netball! Come back soon Ellie!
TIGERS 22-51 (L)
What started off as another explosive start for the Tigers, unfortunately wasn't to be, with the HKFC Typhoons too strong for us on this occasion. The game saw some great team work between our mid-court stars Chanelle Candy and Ashley Miller, who were able to fire the ball down the court in spectacular fashion. Defence worked tirelessly to try and shut down some great attack from the Typhoons in the goal circle. Special mention to Laree Te Kenawa who threw herself at every ball, snaring a number of intercepts. Julz Ranger had a great game in the goal circle, nailing some impressive long-range shots. We still have lots to work on, but we should be proud of our never say die attitude.
So much fun on and off the court tonight (thanks for your amusing midnight photos Pheobe 😉). We had some great passages of play with the ball flying down the court into the circle. Second quarter was our best, as we kept them scoreless. Our MVP was Michelle Clough.
COUGARS 21-23 (L)
The cougars showed their fierce side last night but unfortunately after a neck and neck game lost to diamonds by a close 2 points. Our shooting superstars Sophie Hamon and Reggie Wong put up some fantastic shots and our defence kept Diamonds on their toes and on edge! Well done to Jay Hou who was all over the court taking home the MVP
LEOPARDS 10-21 (L)
The Halloween game brought more tricks than treats for the Leopards. While GK and GD defended like Batman and Robin, the shooters struggled to get past the towering heights of the opposition's defence. After a fairly even start with the mid court setting up some great plays, the Leopards couldn't hold their game in the 2nd half leading to a 21-10 defeat. Overall, the Leopards are still learning to work with each other and it was great to have Caitlyn there to give us good directions.
WILDCATS 21-18 (W)
Excellent defensive pressure applied across the court, evident in several 'held ball' calls against DOGA. Our communication on court is improving, and the girls are showing trust in each other with quick release passes. Our GD Catriona Timmis worked tiredlessly throughout the game with some clean defensive work earning herself Captains player of the match.
JAGUARS 29-22 (W)
Another win on the court for Jaguars, this week against HKP Shimmers. The first quarter saw Jags take on an impressive lead thanks to some great play from all team members. We contributed to take the lead through to half time and with some accurate play around the circle from Natasha Hall, Hester Paton and Janice Wong, the lead continued to grow. The 2nd half of the game saw the score close in but Jags maintained the lead to victory! The defenders worked well together to keep the ball out and some great shooting from Shafin Azim.
CHEETAHS 10-27 (L)
The Cheetahs experienced their first loss of the season against Popcorn.We had a slow start to the game but after some great advice from our number one supporter Kristy we had a much better second half. Claire Best was strong in the circle picking up all loose balls and intercepting anything coming her way. Better luck next week Cheetahs!
LIONS 29-16 (W)
Despite shortage of shooters, Valley Lions has achieved another good win 29-16. The defenders worked well to keep the opponents out of the D and attackers have spaced themselves well down the court for better flow. Since the team is still experimenting on positions, more time and training on positioning/tactics with their partners would be very beneficial.
LYNX 7-27 (L)
The Lynx are starting to find their feet as the season progresses as we begin to know the strengths of our teammates. Sparta proved too strong on the day, their precise passes and tactical positioning held strong. However, the Lynx began to find their groove in the fourth quarter, finishing the game on a high. Oriana Roberts' showcased her ability as an all-rounder and Tsz Ching (Lily) Lai's shooting was a standout performance. Our girls have the potential, and we can see it coming through!