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DEVELOPMENT 2s vs BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY ROUND-UP

By Izzie Lowson

Development 2s were up against Birmingham on Saturday...

We knew the match was going to be tough against Birmingham, who have won a lot of their matches previously.

Going into the first quarter, Birmingham started strong, and despite the efforts of Beatrice and Lucy in defence to try and mark tight on and find the turnovers, we finished the first quarter 12-2 to Birmingham.

We knew that silly mistakes were made in the first quarter, and knowing we could play better, we went on to the second quarter with some fight. Megan, Elle and Jasmine worked together in the centre court to help bring the ball down to our shooters, however the Birmingham defence were tall and our tactics for feeding the ball were not as successful as we hoped, leaving the second quarter as 23-3 to Birmingham.

Feeling deflated, we went back into the third quarter with the encouragement from each other and were determined to keep our heads high. Megan Lee and Olivia managed to work around Birmingham’s defence and scored some exceptional goals, with Megan McLean and Elle working well together around the D to assist the shooters. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to make a dent in Birmingham’s lead, finishing the third quarter at 33-6.

The last quarter finished similar to the third, the whole team put in their best efforts to finish the match with some more goals. Beatrice, Aida and Jasmine worked consistently in defence to turn the balls over for Megan and Olivia with their superb shooting. But tiredness got the better of us and the matched finished 44-9 to Birmingham.

We finished the game slightly disappointed with the result, but overall, we played well, especially since we haven’t played for a while as this team combination. From the match, we can learn from the mistakes we made and work on our set play on court for future games.

Girl of the Game: Olivia

Updated 11:19 - 4 Feb 2019 by Izzie Lowson

Where next?

BUCS 3s vs ASTON 2s ROUND-UP BUCS 3s tackled Aston University, after a defeat in our first game of the season...
BUCS 1s vs BEDFORDSHIRE 1s ROUND-UP Last week our BUCS 1s took in Bedfordshire 1s in their opening match of 2019.

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