Thorns victorious

Thorns took to the court with an early match against Kingfishers. With Issy Axton opening play, Thorns showed they meant business, with Emily Trotman and Samantha Smith on target they began to notch up the goals. Kingfishers were not deterred by Thorns’ play and were quick to benefit from turnovers and finished the first quarter with a two-goal lead.
The second quarter saw Ella Kippax take to GS and Jo Stimpy to WD, suring up the defence alongside Millie Oaten and Kat Millard. With all players beginning to link well and the goals continuing to hit their target, Thorns held on to Kingfishers’ tails and maintained the two-goal difference at half time. The third quarter saw Mo take to centre and Jamie Harvey to WA, and with Sam back on as GS Thorns began to step up to the challenge and with lots of tips and turnovers from Kat and Millie and tight defending from Jo, the home side closed the gap to 28-29. The final quarter saw Emily take to centre and Mo to WA. With lots of loud support on the sideline Thorns continued to calmly display their versatility and clip Kingfishers’ a wings the young Tor side inched ahead. The whole side continued to work to the final whistle, smashing the final fifteen with 16 goals to the visitors’ 8. Thorns sealed their victory with a final score of 44-37. Players’ player went to Jamie and Jo and opposition player went to Emily. A really impressive netballing display from the whole squad and a well-deserved first win of the season.