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The Shoots pushed to the end

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

The Shoots came tantalisingly close to their first win tonight finishing just three points adrift against Steelers Stars at Ben Ainslie. Truro.

In a tight match the Shoots entered the final quarter with a fighting chance - just six goals separating the teams. At the whistle our girls simply ran out of time having clocked up nine goals in a fast running final 15 minutes as opposed to six from Steelers. It was positive to see the Shoots claim the quarter but frustrating to miss out on the match just three goals away from their first win.

Niki Bellenger had a blinder of a game deservedly nominated by Steelers as player of the match. Consistency, game-play and the willingness and capability to play both ends of the court saw Niki dominate as goal attack and then shut down the Steelers goal shoot in the final quarter.

Sarah-Jane Cornwell and Jenna Whitehead stepped up in the final two quarters covering for our centre Hayley Williams sitting it out on the bench due to a leg injury. Leading by example Captain Bryony Marie took on multiple positions - goal keep, goal defence and wing defence backed up by Tasha Beale and Lucy Taylor. Claire Baldock and Laura Ann Risdon are looking on track to forming a solid shooting partnership for the future.

Thanks to Jackie Walker for umpiring and to Julie Emery for scoring - your support is really appreciated along with your invaluable feedback.

And well done to Steelers Stars for clocking up your first win.

The Bamboo Shoots continue the momentum on Monday facing Hayle at Camborne.

Kathryn Pearn - Chair

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