With Team Jets chasing a 10 v 14 scoreline at the end of the 1st quarter no one could predict the unbelievable twists and turns that the match would take.
On the whistle of half time Jets GS Emily Green ensured the teams were level at 23 each going into the break. Both teams came out determined to work hard to gain possession. The instense work from both sides was clearly evident as it took 3 minutes for a goal to be scored at the start of the 3rd quarter. It was Jets who eventually took the upper hand though with goals coming thick and fast, but it was a slim lead that wouldn't last as Billericay fought back taking a slim advantage after they levelled the game. But before the end of an exciting 3rd quarter Jets were back in charge.
At the start of the 4th and final quarter Jets had the lead 34 v 31. But with goals coming thick and fast the lead changed, and with Jets fighting hard they then regained the lead. The crowed were on the edge of their seats and with only 5 minutes to go the game was all level at 40 each before Billericay then gained a slight 2 goal lead (40 v 42) but in an unbelievable twist and with incredible on court play Jets came back to bring the game to a draw 43 v 43.
In their first match Under 16 Team Jets faced Taunton. It was an even start to the match with a few errors allowing Taunton to capitalise early on. With an even score line however Team Jets settled and with unanswered goals, were leading 12 v 6 just a few minutes later. With an increasing number of tips and interceptions WD Kiah Kuppe and C Gabby Scott pushed the score to 33 v 14 by half time, with Jets denying the opposition much opportunity to reach their shooting circle. With Nicole Hamilton coming on at WA and Brody Morris at GS Jets extended their lead to 53 v 20; Morris showing great accuracy (87%). In the final quarter Jets never took their foot off the gas, GK Natasha Searson and GD Molly Carre linked well as a defensive unit, claiming a large number of tips and interceptions which earnt Carre the POM honours. Final score 65 v 29.
In their second game of the day Jets faced Penzance and again took a little time to settle, however with a 100% shooting record, Captain Sophie Harvey steered her team to a first quarter lead of 19 v 11, scoring 15 herself. C Kirsty Ludlum showed great development, setting the pace of the games and gaining turnovers across the court. Her hard work meant Penzance were restricted to a 4 goal quarter meaning a half time score of 37 v 15.
After a positive team talk, Jets came out strongly showing great attacking prowess to capitalise on forced errors and preventing Penzance from scoring in the first 5 minutes of the half. Maddie Fitzgerald-Wilkins at WA provided a key link to the circle with dynamic movement. Scoring 16 out of 20, GA Lily Jones ensured Jets extended a now large 3rd quarter lead to 59 v 19. With the final score at 73 v 25, Captain Sophie Harvey gained the POM award for her accurate shooting and strong performance in attack.
After the matches Head Coach Chrissy Bannerman said “I am delighted with the Team performances today. The girls have shown greater consistency, increasing their flow of play and applying pressure throughout the court.”
Under 16 Team Jets who travelled this weekend to play Taunton and Penzance:
Kiah Kuppe (Vice-Captain)
Molly Carre (Vice-Captain)
Sophie Harvey (Captain)
Coaches: Chrissy Bannerman and Taryn Perkins
Umpire: Amie Le Beuvant
Scorer: Ella Vieira
Team Jets took a fantastic 47 v 35 victory at Fort Regent today in front of a roaring home crowd. Playing with improved confidence after picking up a Draw away to TFC last weekend, Coach Linda Andrews was happy to see the squad take their gam plan and training work onto the court.
Emily Green picked up the Player of the Match Honors with the team choosing Tallula Norman as the Mizuno Player of the Match.
Team Jets 13,25,33,47
Kent County 8,14,25,35
Team Jets earnt 3 crucial points away to TFC after they came back from five goals down to take a draw.
Last time these two sides met, Jets managed to score in the dying seconds to take the victory. This time round they were twice chasing in the 3rd quarter however managed to close the deficits and gained the 3 points for a draw.
GK Josie Le Masurier gained the POM honours in the match.
Squad: Josie Le Masurier, Lauren Devine, Nicole Goddard, Lisa Luce, Michelle Nelson, Libby Rothwell, Rosie Tonner, Tallula Norman, Leah Griffin, Emily Green
Under 16 team Jets travelled away to Taunton and Exeter to face Galmington and Plymstock today.
First up was Galmington. The squad started strongly taking an early lead with accurate shooting from Captain GS Sophie Harvey. Excellent feeds into the circle from WA Nicole Hamilton and C Evie James allowed Jets to dominate with a score line of 38 v 13 at half time.
Changes at the half way point saw the addition of GS Brody Morris into the circle which provided a great partnership with GA Lily Jones (POM). Both players consistently netted their chances with only 3 misses between them in the 3rd quarter. Score 56 v24.
Great off the ball defence from WD Milly Le Chevalier and great through court linkage ensured that Jets maintained a strong lead throughout. Final score 66 v 35 to Team Jets.
After travelling to Exeter the team played Plymstock who proved to be a much more physical opposition. After scoring off our opening centre pass they took a 4 v1 lead. To Jets credit they pressured the ball across the court coming back to create a 2 goal lead. First quarter 11 v 9.
The second quarter saw the defensive combination of GK Natacha Searson, GD Bella Valeur-Adu and WD Gabby Scott dictate the flow of the game. Restricting Plymstock’s attack and producing numerous turnovers. This left Jets winning 21 v 15 at half time.
Plymstock came out fighting in the 3rd quarter taking the first 4 goals unanswered. Hardwork from the team saw them again reduce the gap leaving the quarter running goal for goal. The quarter finished with Jets taking the last goal for a 31 v 30 lead.
A thrilling final quarter had everyone on the edge of their seats. Excellent movement and driving onto the ball from WA Maddie Fitzgerald-Wilkins created opportunities for GA Lily Jones to convert giving Jets a 4 goal lead. However Plymstock were quick to up their game and again the game went goal for goal. A final push from Jets allowed them to take the last 2 goals to ensure a well-earned draw. A fair result for both teams. Final score 40 v 40.
Coach Chrissy Bannerman said after the matches “It has been fantastic to have different combinations which demonstrates the strength throughout the long squad. Congratulations to Bella who played up from the U14s and was a key player in our success. We are still undefeated which is a great position to be in going into the Christmas break.”
Team Jets hosted Cumberland today at Fort Regent. In a close run and exciting opening quarter Jets battled hard and it's all level at 15 each. However it was Cumberland who by half time had taken the upper hand and a 3 goal lead (22-25). However there were lots of positive passages of play to keep the crowd's hopes alive but unfortunately with a strong 3rd quarter Team Jets just couldnt catch up Cumberland and so lost for the 6th time in a row. The final score 39-49.
Captain Lauren Devine said after the game ‘We’ve got to be brave now … brave and bolshie,’ said Devine – Jets' player of the match in their latest defeat. ‘We’ve tried to stick to being safe. Maybe now it’s about doing some rotations, trying new combinations and most importantly enjoying it.'
Jets next face Leyton away having the honor of playing in the Copper Box!
Squad against Cumberland: Josie Le Masurier, Lauren Devine, Lisa Luce, Nicole Goddard, Jacy Brown, Libby Rothwell, Rosie Tonner, Tallula Norman, Becca Forrest, Emily Green
Team Jets U14’s travelled to Bath University at the weekend to play their first two games of the South West Regional Division 2 league against Team Bath and Hucclecote and put in a great performance to win both games.
On Saturday they had a hesitant start against Team Bath but came out strong in the second quarter and pushed ahead by 7 goals to 2 to lead 10:6 at half time. With good defensive play they held onto their lead & with fast flowing netball down court to their shooters secured a win 24:15. GD Bella Valeur-Adu was named Player of the Match.
On Sunday they played Hucclecote who started well and pulled ahead to lead 10:6 by half-time. The young Jets came out determined in the 3rd quarter afetr a motivating team talk to put pressure on the Hucclecote attack and won the quarter 5:4. A fantastic team performance in the last quarter saw Jets keep their focus and capitalise on Hucclecote errors and pull ahead with Lauren Bisson netting some fine shots, resulting in a well deserved win 19:14. C Maddie Somay earnt the POM honours.
It was a great team effort and with a versatile squad all players took to court in both games.
Squad Travelling: Talia Morris, Rhea Fletcher, Lauren Bisson, Maddie Reynolds, Hope Herridge, Maddie Somay, Katie Le Rougetel, Amelia Coutanche, Bella Valeur Adu, Katie Doyle.
Coaches: Jane Clarkson, Jackie Norman.
Scorer: Jackie Pannenborg.
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