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Rubies shine brightest for Sydenham
7:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
Sydenham Ambers 23, Purnells 55
AMBERS’ second match of the season on Saturday ended in a defeat at home to Purnells.
In the first quarter, Purnells took the lead but the scores were very close. Good work from the whole Ambers team was disrupted due to an injury in the second quarter.
They had to change positions around due to the injury to Molly Gould and, despite good defending, good passing and shooting throughout the team, Ambers could just not pull the lead back from Purnell.
Player of the match and umpires vote went to Megan Buller.
Emeralds 35, Reckleford 36
EMERALDS met Reckleford of Yeovil. Emeralds playing Katie Dennison, Georgia Edmundson and Hannah Wallis from Ambers had a tough match ahead.
Play was steady in the first quarter but Emeralds could not quite get it right and were trailing 11-8.
In the second quarter, the play was more even for both teams and by half time the score was drawn at 17-17.
The third quarter saw Emeralds coming out strong with the defence making Reckleford attack working for their goals, Kerry Clarke and Georgia Edmundson making some exceptional interceptions allowing Emeralds to lead 30- 27.
Unfortunately, in the final quarter Emeralds struggled, making some vital errors in their passing and were unable to hold their lead and lost by one goal.
Georgia Edmundson was player of the match.
Sydenham Rubies 55, Kestrels 35
RUBIES started the game with a very close quarter, with steady passing down the court from Mikki Hole, Sammie Brown and Michelle Martin.
In the second quarter they stepped up a gear with some great rebounds from Laura Coombes and Jess Knott.
Coming in to the second half, some excellent shooting from Abi Ridler and Hannah read finished the game off with a great win.
Gems 55, Newton 38
GEMS started off very slowly and precisely but after the nerves settled for all players they began to flow and slowly pull away from their opponents.
Throughout the quarters, Gems worked hard to get the ball and although they didn’t make it easy for themselves, the whole team put in a good performance.
Great shooting from the attack, great feeding from the centre court and some excellent tips and interceptions from the defence made the difference.
Player of the match was shared between Kerry Hobbs, Hannah Clapp, Helen Martin and Rachael Lawrence.
Umpires vote went to Kerry Hobbs.