St Agnes 4 were always going to be a strong team to overcome and our Shoots literally ran out of time in a match which saw them clawing back the home team's early lead to lose by a credible 39-30. Nominated by St Agnes, Niki Bellenger was a very worthy player of the match scoring a flurry of goals in the last 15 minutes in partnership with Laura Ann Risdon helping the Shoots secure the final quarter and finish this closely run match on a high note at Ben Ainslie. Again there were many positives to come out of this performance with compliments coming from the opposing side's umpire Clinton Thomas on how the Shoots' game play had improved since their match against Hayle in which he officiated. The Shoots are working so hard in training with each session meticulously planned by Bryony Marie and it's really showing on court - our players fought hard until the final whistle and we all agree there is so much potential yet to be untapped. Keep working girls because you're a credit to the club and there are many wins ahead - I know it!
Thanks again to Julie Emery for sharing the scoring with me and for your input on the bench and to Sue Wearne for umpiring for us. We really do appreciate the support with a special mention to Helen D'sweet (aka Speedy) for giving our Shoots Panda mascot a beautiful new outfit. The Shoots have a return match with St Agnes 4 at Callywith on Friday December 2 and I'm absolutely certain that Bryony Marie and Niki Bellenger are already working on their strategy. Kathryn Pearn - Chair