Match Report from 7th January 2017 written by Emma Hook
Following an excellence end to the first half of the season losing only one match in the NWKL and standing unbeaten in the Senior Kent county League, the second team were keen to continue their success. The 2s previous meeting with Swanley saw Eclipse 2s win by only five goals.
Q1: GS Orlagh, GA Emma, WA Izzi, C Elisha, WD Beth, GD Rachel Clarkson, GK Khalia
Playing against Swanley 2 in very good netball conditions our second team started off very strong, with flowing movement in the attack and great pressure in defence. A particular mention goes to the attacks’ energy, with great interceptions from Elisha and movement from Izzie around the circle edge to continuously provide options for the circle attack.
Eclipse led in the first quarter 17-6
Q2: GS Orlagh, GA Emma, WA Izzi, C Elisha, WD Ore, GD Rachel Clarkson, GK Khalia
With such a fantastic start to the game Eclipse 2s were keen to push on and maintain their intensity – something we often failed to do in the first half of the season.
Special shout out to Ore who made a number of interceptions in the second quarter. Eclipse 2s won this quarter by 9 goals to make the score 31- 11. A fantastic first half from the squad.
Q3: GS Rochelle, GA Emma, WA Becki, C Izzi, WD Ore, GD Rachel Cejer, GK Khalia
With changes made in both attack and defence, Eclipse weren’t quick to react to the differences on court and played a particular poor quarter. As Swanley 2’s shooters got their eye in and began to close to gap, we lost this the quarter, 9 goals to 13. With the score standing at 40-24 to Eclipse 2s.
Q4: GS Rochelle, GA Emma, WA Becki, C Izzi, WD Beth, GD Rachel Clarkson, GK Khalia
Following a frustrating quarter for Eclipse, Swanley’s shooters continued to sink their impressive long range shots. Eclipse knew we needed to focus and calm our play down to end with some good netball. Although this quarter wasn’t the most consistent there were some great passages of play with the defence calming bringing the ball down court and attack looking into the circle early – Eclipse won the quarter 13-7.
The final score was 53-31 to Eclipse. Player of the match went to Elisha for her great tips and movement down the court.