Match Report
Wisbech Grammar School 1st VII vs  Ladybirds NC
On: Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
Venue: at Home

WGS 1st VII v Ladybirds NC

Starting 7 - GS Erin, GA Alana, WA Eva, C Eden, WD Octavia, GD Amelia, GK Emily.
Emilia, Alice.

We were excited to welcome Ladybirds NC for our first game as the newly formed 1st VII.

With only two training sessions under our belts, nerves were high and for most players, this was their first match in nearly two years!

A confident start from the attack saw an early lead, which settled the nerves a little. Ladybirds started to find their feet and although at times we managed to turn the ball over in defence, we struggled to bring it out and transfer to the attack.

We played 6 x 10mins which allowed us to try out lots of different combinations. The defence definitely grew in the game! With Amelia and Emily putting pressure on the feed into the circle and chasing down any loose balls. We do need to work on our stage 2 defence throughout the court to pressure the opposition on every pass!

The attacking trio of Eva (C) Alice (WA) and Alana (GA) gelled very well together in the later quarters and with Octavia always available the reset, as well as cool as a cucumber shooting from Alana, we came back from 5 goals down to take the win 40-38!

This was a really positive performance from the whole squad and I was delighted to see the support the girls have for each other, show on the court. Lots to work on going forward, but the most important aspect is already mastered... Teamwork!

Well done girls! We hope to see Ladybirds again next week for a return match before the county cup. HLM