The Pandas ended the first half of the season on a high note against Penzance 5 tonight securing a 46-21 victory in a hot arena our girls aptly named "the sauna!"
These girls are their own harshest critics and despite the convincing score sheet the general consensus among the team was they hadn't played to their full strength.
"I don't think we were at our best tonight in the Penzance sauna," said coach Sarah Medlin. "But we came home with a win and now look forward to having a well earned break and re-grouping for training in the New Year. We will be hitting it hard and I'm keen for all our players to make all the sessions and be ready to give it 100%!"
In reality these girls have accrued a fantastic record over the first half of the season winning 8 of their 9 matches just missing out by one goal in their solitary loss.
They may have started slow tonight but won every quarter gaining momentum in the penultimate 15 clocking up 18 goals and increasing their lead further with another 25 on the final run home.
Emily Enterman stood out for her versatility starting as wing defence and then switching to centre in the second half receiving our coaches' vote as player of the match.
Our goal shoot, Sophie Tucker continued to impress the opposition as their player of the night.
The tightness of this team is clear to see and the discussions continued over a celebratory McDonald's on the way home.
Thanks to our umpire Claire Spears and to Penzance 5 for giving us a 'hot' match and of course to Jackie Carr and John for their continued support.
Kathryn Pearn - Chair