AMBERS MATCH REPORTS
Ambers played Canons from Wells, for their last game of the season. Canons used their height advantage against Tasmin Hembery GS and Michelle Parr GA gaining a lot of the rebounds from some missed shots. Ambers attacking players kept fighting throughout the match to gain the ball being played in from Steph Riordan WA and Georgia Edmundson C. The second half of the game saw some changes with Rheanne Lee taking over as GD from Megan Buller who had worked hard along with Chelsie Coombes GK and Katie Dennison WD, to try and stop the ball from getting into the circle. Millie Burridge came on as C and worked extremely hard, linking play throughout the whole court, Rheanne Lee was gaining some excellent interceptions however with the Canons GS was on great form, rarely missing a shot, and taking Canons to a 35 – 14 win. Player of the match went to Chelsie Coombes.
Inter club games are never easy, and it was no different for the Ambers v Garnets
Throughout the first 3 quarters the game was fiercely contested, with both teams taking the lead for short periods of time. Great pressure from Megan Buller and Chelsie Coombes forced Garnets to focus strongly and the lead see-sawed between the teams. Good team work from Lucy McCabe in the attacking end, helped to move the ball safely into Ambers shooting circle. During the final quarter, Ambers persistency paid off, as they ran away with the game thanks to some quick passes from Georgia Edmundson and Jo Bromme, accurate shooting from Michelle Parr and Tasmin Hembury, and timely interceptions from Katie Dennison.
Well done to all that played. Players of the match were Katie Dennison and Chelsie Coombes.
Ambers faced league leaders Monmouth this Saturday and they performed well against a highly experienced team. Ambers gave 100 percent throughout the whole game and with great play from all the team, and the whole length of the court, they managed to put Monmouth under great pressure. Great shooting from Shell Parr and Steph Riordan who had joined the team half way through the game due to injury, kept Ambers in the game. Defenders Chelsie Coombes and Karen Lewis played strongly together, intercepting several Monmouth shots. Good attacking play from Georgia Edmundson and Hannah Wallis helped to move the ball into Ambers shooters, for accurate attempts at goal. This was an excellent team performance by Ambers who pushed the league leaders all the way. Chelsie Coombes was voted player of the match.
Ambers played Mercury from local rival club Bridgwater, and started off in positive
manner, but the first two quarters remained close with Mercury taking a slight lead,
even though the game was controlled well by Lucy McCabe (WA) and Georgia Edmundson
(C). In the third quarter with a change of Ambers positions the defense strengthened
and with mistakes from Mercury, Ambers made full use of their resulting interceptions.
Excellent attacking work and accuracy from Shell Parr and Nic Hale in the shooting
circle, reduced the deficit. With Mercury changing their team around for the last
quarter, Ambers worked especially hard to fight for the win. With some lovely interceptions
from Chelsie Coombes (Gk) and Kelly Thorne (C), and great play between the whole
team, Ambers managed to finally pull ahead and grab the lead with just a few minutes
to play. The final score was 38 35 to Ambers, with player of the match going to WD
Ambers started slowly in their game against Purnell with their opponents taking a 3-1 lead early on, but once Ambers adjusted, they managed to pull ahead and ended the first quarter 8-7. At the start of the second quarter, once again Ambers were slow off the mark, however, there had been team changes, and it took the team several minutes to adapt to their line up, allowing Purnell to retake the lead. Despite this Ambers did not panic and worked hard to find their form and work together, and were able to move ahead by a goal as the game moved into the 3rd quarter. Further changes, in defence and some great interceptions by Rheanne Lee at GD meant that Ambers pulled ahead. With the defensive players – Chelsie Coombes, Megan Buller and Rheanne Lee intercepting several vital passes, and the game swinging back and forth, Ambers stuck well to their task, and with accurate
Ambers travelled to Taunton Vale to play top of the table Monmouth. The first quarter started slowly for Ambers with Megan Walford playing at GD instead of her normal shooting position, due to injury. The centre court players worked well to get the ball to the Ambers end of the court, but with strong experienced defence on the Monmouth team who managed to intercept the passes, Ambers struggled to find the net. In the second and third quarters Ambers settled into the game, but with Monmouth pulling away so much in the first quarter, Ambers struggled to reduce the deficit. In the final quarter, after a torrential rain shower, Ambers showed great team play and continued to fight to the end of the match, but Monmouth ran out winners 54 – 19. Vicky Evans was voted player of the match.
Ambers got off to a good start against Canons from Wells, in the second round of the cup, and shooters Tasmin Hembery and Michelle Parr scored some early goals, keeping Ambers with a slight lead. However, Canons defended well and were also on good shooting form despite strong defending from Molly Gould and Steph Riordan. Ambers suffered two injuries during the game, resulting in players needing to leave the court, but fought strongly for the remainder of the match with great central court play from Hannah Wallis and Lucy McCabe. Canons gradually gained a steady lead and, despite a determined come-back from Ambers in the final quarter, the match ended with a 37 – 30 win to Canons. Player of the match went to Tasmin Hembery.
Ambers played Priory in what turned out to be a very good win for Ambers, with shooters
Tasmin Hembery (GS) and Michelle Parr (GA) working really well together, and linking
very well with Lucy McCabe (WA) who placed some great balls into lovely positions
for the important shots, which saw Ambers take the lead in the first quarter 13-5.
Ambers continued in the same tempo in the second quarter as they had ended the first,
with Jo Bromme (C) getting some great interceptions which enabled Ambers to push
forward again. When Priory were able to get the ball into their shooting end, Ambers
defence of Nic Hale and Megan Buller (GD) worked well together, applying great pressure
and preventing Priory from scoring, and the resulting turn over helped Ambers increase
their score to 26-7 at half time. Ambers made a few changes in the third quarter
seeing Megan Walford at WA and Lucy McCabe to C continuing the good work put in earlier
in the game with this quarter ending 34-16. The fourth quarter saw Nic Hale come
off due to injury replaced by Megan Walford who played really well out of her normal
attacking position as she moved the ball well down through the centre court to Mia
Bennett (WD), who was getting into some great spaces and linking well with the centre
court and attacking players. The game ended with a great win for Ambers of 44-21.
Player of the match went to Jo Bromme for her great linking play throughout the
game and umpires vote went to Megan Buller for her tireless defensive prowess.
On the 9th February Ambers played Frome for the second time. Ambers started off well finishing the first quarter with a score of 8-5. With some good shooting and strong passing, Ambers managed to stay in the lead but unfortunately in the last quarter frome started to pull back. Ambers played well and never gave up but despite their strong defending from Chelsie Coombes and Molly Gould, Frome caught up in the last few minutes of the game leaving a score of 32-32. Player of the match went to Tasmin Hembery and umpires player of the match went to Katie Dennison.
Ambers began the game with the determination to win, and to do so convincingly; the first quarter put this message across strongly with the quarter ending 2-13 in Ambers’ favour. Accurate shooting from Michelle Parr (GA) and Tasmin Hembery (GS) kept adding to the team’s well deserved success, extending the lead to 21- 4 by the end of the second quarter. This lead wasn’t without the timely interceptions and excellent pressure put on from Chelsie Coombes (GK), Megan Buller (GD) and Katie Dennison (WD) to enable Lucy McCabe (WA) and Hannah Wallis (C) to get the ball into the shooters. The match ended with an unmistakable Ambers win of 39 - 12. Although the whole team played incredibly well, player of the match deservedly went to Hannah Wallis.
Ambers started the game strongly against Newbarn taking a slight lead, however despite this Newbarn took advantage and pulled away ending the first quarter 10-5. Ambers came out fighting in the second and third quarters with good defence and attacking from Hannah Wallis and Georgia Edmundson, Ambers started to pull back at Newbarn's advantage and ended third quarter within 5. Despite Ambers best efforts from the defence and stong shooting from Tasmin and Michelle, Newbarn pulled ahead in the last quarter making the final score 23-32. Player of the Match was voted to Hannah Wallis
Ambers had a tough game against Walton Green. Both teams had a strong start but Walton
Green managed to pull ahead during the first quarter with a score of 4-10. Despite
Ambers having strong centre court play, they were unable to catch up with Walton
Green. Ambers fought well but lost to Walton Green with a score of 23-35. Player
of the match was shared between Megan Buller and Michelle Parr., umpire’s vote was
given to Georgia Edmundson.
Ambers met Reckleford from Yeovil for the second time this season and went out with the attitude to win. Ambers had a good first quarter and the score was close with but Reckleford’s strong attack, Ambers conceded more than they had hoped. Movement in the centre third by Lucy McCabe (C) and interceptions by Katie Dennison (WD) had greatly improved and helped Ambers to deliver the ball to their end third. With some team changes in the 3rd quarter, Ambers took a time to adjust to the new line up, and allowed Reckleford the chance to pull ahead. However, during the last quarter Ambers worked more strongly as a team to pull the score back slightly, but Reckleford still could not be beaten and won the match 37 – 21. Player of the match was shared between Georgia Edmundson and Chelsie Coombes.
Ambers started well with good consistent play in the first quarter with the attacking end converting their goals, however, trailed by 2 going into the second quarter. Ambers worked hard in this quarter making some good passes down the court and Molly Gould at GK made some great interceptions helping to pull the score level going into the third quarter. During the third quarter, Ambers continued to work hard, and came out with fight which meant they pulled ahead thanks to accurate shooting from Tasmin Hembery and Tanisha Birch. The defenders Megan Buller and Katie Dennison capitalised on missed chances by Spheres which helped Ambers go into the lead. Pressure from Spheres on the Ambers’ passing meant Spheres fought back narrowing the gap to just 3 going into the final quarter. Excellent interceptions from Georgia Edmundson gave Ambers a chance to go ahead. Lucy McCabe controlled the game well at centre, and made some great passes down the court towards the attacking end. Continued excellent shooting meant that Ambers extended the lead and won the game 31-23. Player of the match went to Tanisha Birch
Amber's had an evenly fought match against Barons. With some great play from both
Carly Langdon GS and Tanisha Birch GA passing the ball well both in and out if the
circle to get a better shooting position supported by Georgia Edmundson WA with the
first quarter ending 10-12 to Barons.
The second quarter saw Leanne Wegg come on as C making a good link throughout the entire court from the defensive end through to the attacking end and also making some great interceptions as well which helped Amber's pull Barons lead back to one at the end of this quarter.
The third quarter saw Steph Elkins take over as C and continued where Leanne left off making a great link from Katie Dennison WD who was getting some brilliant interceptions and supported the defensive end when it was needed, but Barons finished this quarter leading 29-25.
Ambers continued to fight with Chelsie Coombes GK and Megan Buller GD working tirelessly to get the ball out of the defensive end but the Barons GS rarely missed a shot. Barons always maintained a narrow lead throughout the game with Amber's always managing to pull it back with one or two shots but Barons started to pull away in the latter stages of this quarter finishing the game 40-33 ahead. Player of the match was shared between Georgia Edmundson and Chelsie Coombes.
It was a busy weekend for the clubs lower teams, as they played an interclub league match on Sunday. A closely fought game by both teams with some outstanding shooting from shooters Tasmin Hembery and Megan Walford. Good teamwork throughout the court kept Ambers just ahead of their club mates, and strong defending from Chelsie Coombes and Megan Buller helped Ambers to win the game 35 – 29. Player of the match was Tasmin Hembery.
Ambers had an evenly fought match against Priory, although were defeated with a score of 21-26. The defending players were strong and Chelsie Coombes as GK had some good interceptions and strong passes, along with Megan Buller gaining the majority of rebounds. The ball was moved swiftly along the court by Katie Dennison WD, who was also able to deliver the ball onto Hannah Wallis at WA who was finding some great space. The shooters worked well and communicated with one another, Jo Bromme GA created some great space with dodges leaving her partner wondering where she had gone, she worked well with Tasmin Hembery who was able to shoot from a great distance. Both ends of the court were linked together by Leanne Wegg at Centre, whose athleticism showed no limits as she interceped numerous passes. Players of the match were deservedly given to Hannah Wallis and Jo Bromme, umpire’s vote was given to Chelsie Coombes.
Ambers started strongly against Walton Greens in the first quarter taking a 6-3 lead, with some strong passing into the circle between Jo Bromme , standing in at GA, and Leanne Wegg (C) together with good defending from Chelsie Coombes (GK) and Megan Buller (GD) who kept the Walton shooters at bay. In the second quarter despite some strong defending from the Walton GD and GK, Tasmin Hembery (GS) and the introduction of Megan Walford (GA) were able to work their way into some great spaces, and with great movement and passing into the circle from Georgia Edmundson, Ambers we able to extend their lead to 5 goals. During the Second half, Ambers continued to retain their lead despite some basic errors, but fortunately, Walton were unable to take advantage of these errors. Interceptions made by both Katie Dennison (WD) and Leanne Wegg (C) gave Ambers the chance to extend their lead to 8 goals finishing with a 25-17 win. Player of the match went to Tasmin Hembery.
Ambers played their fifth game of the season against Spears. Ambers started well with good consistent play in the first and second quarter, but unfortunately Spears pulled ahead in the third quarter. Ambers worked hard making some good passes down the court. During the third quarter, despite Ambers’ hard work, Spears had more possession of the ball, which helped them to extend their lead further. Excellent interceptions by Nicola Elkins, Lucie McDowell and Katie Dennison gave Ambers a chance to pull back. Lucy McCabe and Mia Bennett made some great passes down the court towards the attacking end. Despite great shooting by Megan Walford and Tasmin Hembery, Ambers were unable to pull back as Spears won 42-16. Player of the match went to Lucie McDowell.
Ambers met Purnell and started the first quarter strongly and managed to gain a 5 goal lead, however despite strong shooting from Tasmin Hembery and Megan Walford, Purnell pulled together tightly in defence to reduce the deficit to just one, with Ambers ahead 9 – 8. During the 2nd and 3rd quarters Ambers worked well in both attacking and defensive ends with Leanne Wegg making well timed interceptions but Purnell again performed strongly in defence, forcing Ambers to make errors. Purnell held the lead 19-27 going in to the final quarter. Ambers started strongly in the last quarter and managed at to get the 8 point lead down to 5, with strong defending from Megan Buller and Chelsie Coombes, and accurate shooting from both shooters. Purnell however, capitalised on errors by Ambers and the game ended 26-34 to Purnell. Player of the Match going to Tasmin Hembery, Steph Elkins and Leanne Wegg
Ambers had a tough game against Reckleford with the first quarter score of 8 – 2 to Ambers despite strong centre court play from Leanne Wegg, During the second quarter, defenders Chelse Coombes and Megan Buller gave a strong performance in the defending circle, restricting their opponents, whilst Katie Dennison worked the ball well around the court. Outstanding shooting from Tasmin Hembery GS, and Megan Walford GA brought the score line to 19 – 12 going into the final quarter. Good communication allowed the ball to move around the whole court with Tanish Birch and Georgia Edmundson sharing the game at WD, making several interceptions. The final score was 29 – 16 to Reckleford wtih player of the match going to Chelsie Coombes, Tasmin Hembery and Leanne Wegg. Umpires Player of the match went to Leanne Wegg.
A competitive start for Ambers against Mercury from Bridgwater NC, where Mercury were the stronger side and took an early lead, however, Ambers worked hard making some good passes and shots at goal from Megan Walford and Tasmin Hembery, to finish the quarter only one goal behind. During the second quarter, despite Ambers’ hard work, Mercury had more possession of the ball, and used it well, to extend their lead further. Ambers had some stray passes during the third quarter, which Mercury took advantage of. Leanne Wegg and Katie Dennison continued to work hard to move the ball forward, but Mercury continued to pull away. The final quarter, saw Chelsie Coombes hassle her opponent and working well with Megan Buller and Alex Williams, to bring the ball into the attacking end, but it was a tough quarter for Ambers as Mercury won 41 – 20. Players of the match went to Leanne Wegg and Katie Dennision.
Amber's played away to an experienced Canons team at Wells, but Amber's managed to
keep within 2 goals at the end of the first quarter with Chelsie Coombes (GK) and
Megan Buller (GD) and Alex Williams (WD) working hard against the attack from Canons
with the first quarter ending 6-4 to Canons. The second saw Canons use their experience
and started to pull away benefitting from some errors from Amber's with this quarter
ending at 18-6. The third quarter saw Leanne Wegg (C) work tirelessly down the entire
court getting some great interceptions but Canons started to extend their lead, ending
this quarter 27-8.
The final quarter saw Amber's start to link together down the court and getting the ball through to Katie Dennison (WA) Megan Walford (GA) and Tasmin Hembery (GS) but Cannons proved a strong side to play against with the final score at 40-13 to Cannons.
The player of the match was Chelsie Coombes
For their first match of the season Ambers joined together to play against Newbarn from Galmington NC. Ambers had a slow first quarter, with good movement down the court but made mistakes when getting the ball into the attacking end, resulting in Newbarn taking the lead with a score of 9 - 4. Ambers had a better 2nd quarter with more interceptions, and spaces being opened up by Megan Buller (GD) and Alex Williams (WD). Megan Walford(GA) Tasmin Hembery (GS) and Katie Dennison (WA) worked hard to get the ball into the circle and into the net, pulling the score back up to 15-12 to Newbarn at half time. The 3rd quarter was a little slower again but with some great interceptions from Leanne Wegg (C) and Alex Williams (WD), Ambers got the ball into the circle. Continued good play throughout the last quarter, however, Ambers shooters were put under great pressure from Newbarns defending players preventing them from scoring. A last minute change due to injury, introduced Lucie Mcdowell who scored a couple of last minute goals taking the final score to 33 – 21 to Newbarn. Players of the match were Katie Dennison and Leanne Wegg.