With the full squad back in action, Chalice faced Emeralds at home on Saturday. With a strong and less shaky start in the first quarter compared to last week, Chalice worked hard with some great feeds from Emma C and Maisey WA into Sam GA and Holly GS , we saw the first quarter end with Chalice up by 1 goal, 8-7.
No changes made in the second quarter and great play continued across the whole court, some brilliant stretches from Claire and Lindsay and support from Tiana as always. UNTIL the unexpected happened, Lindsay went down, managed to drag herself off the court and head to A&E. Tiana stepped up to GD, the versatile Emma Jones went to WD and Georgia came on at C. Brilliant shooting from both Sam and Holly allowed Chalice to gain a better lead of 18-12 allowing Emeralds to score only 5.
With Emeralds chasing our tails in the third quarter, we saw Georgia and Maisey working the triangles and feeds into Sam and Holly. With Emma, Tiana and Claire intercepting and defending we ended the quarter 23-19.
With a slight change for the fourth and final quarter, we saw Emma move to GA, Tiana back at WD and Lucy Baker come on at GD. Our best quarter, tight defence and strong interceptions from both Lucy and Claire. Shooting on point from both Holly and Emma we had a win of 37-24. POTM went to Emma/Claire and from the other team went to Emma