PANTHERS 13-39 (L)
Panthers rescheduled their game against top of the table and 2016 league winners HKFC Club to Saturday 29th October. HKFC were un able to be faulted with clean execution of all plays. Defenders Rachel Bryant and Becca Miller worked tirelessly to shut down Clubs shooters and limit the score margin.
PUMAS 19-36 (L)
A fiery match! The opposition rattled us in the first quarter and gained a strong lead. We made some changes and in the second quarter we scored the same number of goals as them. There were some rough plays by them, but valley kept calm and didn't retaliate. The second half was a close game, with the final score a result of the first quarter. MVP was Kirsty Sullivan.
LEOPARDS 11-26 (L)
WILDCATS 19-32 (L)
Unfortunately this week just wasn't our week, losing out to a younger, fitter team. Key things we will work on in the upcoming games are better movement off the ball, making accurate passess, and increasing our shooting stats. Congratulations Lou Lampard who is this weeks player of the match for consistency throughout the game, and special mention goes to Denise Lim who played exceptionally well, out of position, the whole all game. We'll get them next week girls!
JAGUARS 22-20 (W)
Jags welcomed another new player, Ellen Jeffcott, to the team, who seamlessly fit in at WD in what was anticipated to be a tough game against the national wannabes of Hang Tang Pixiu. Jags turned over HT's first few centre passes and maintained the lead throughout the first quarter. A standout performance from Juliet Perry at GK led to many more turnovers and extra opportunities for Jags. Although trailing slightly coming on for Q4 Jags dig deep and secured a 2 goal victory to make it 3 wins in a row.
CHEETAHS 11-26 (L)
Cheetahs started strong against the Forever 21 finishing the first quarter only 2 goals down. Unfortunately the late match and long day at work had taken its toll on the team and we gave away some regretful mistakes. Some fantastic shooting from Kendal Mccarthy and Helen Bond kept the opposition on their toes. Helen got some great rebounds and held her space like a champion with some great feeds in from Ayeesha Shahani. By half time it was neck and neck but unfortunately some questionable calls from the umpire lead the defence to lose their patience and we gave it away.
LIONS 22-13 (W)
A very competitive game for Valley Lions. With the help of guest player Cecilia Savundra, Valley Lions has achieved another good win. During the first half of the game, the scores were very competitive and it really challenged Valley Lions on their team work and communication. With coaching guidance, Valley Lions started to really owned the game in the second half, where smooth transitions were clearly evident between defenders , mid court and attackers. All players did really well - Flora Wong earned a special mention as the player of the match for her super interception skills.
LYNX 8-12 (L)
Lynx had a strong start to the game and were comfortably drawing at 3 all in the first quarter with precision shooting from Sabrina and Tsz Ching (Lily) Lai. We lost our way in the middle quarters as we struggled to get the ball up to the circle once we gained possession. Things got close in the final quarter with some amazing interception and positioning from Oriana Roberts whose powerful throws from the back line to centre court gave Valley hope of equalising. Unfortunately we couldn't quite deliver with a strong attack from Maccabi preventing our efforts. A special mention to Kate Chadwick and Anna Fraser for their calm and united defence, batting the ball out of the circle and getting it back up to centre court.
Valley RFC Netball Committee