Jack Sparrows return to winnning ways

PUBLISHED: 14:44 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:44 04 March 2015

Jack Sparrows returned to winning ways with victory over Weston 3.

THE Jack Sparrows team from Portishead are back on winning form again as they won their game on Wednesday night against Weston 3.

The game was fast from the start, but Jacks made their mark with a series of early goals and strong defensive work saw them end 5-1 at the end of quarter. The defence continued strong and powerful duo Amy Eves (GK) and Beth Howes (GD) kept Weston from scoring any goals in the second and fourth quarter.

Jacks never let Weston into the game and with excellent shooting from new pairing Nicola Anstice (GS) and Jo Standerwick (GS) it finished 26-3 to Jacks. Lucy Sheridan as centre and Nicola Anstice were nominated player and players’ player.

With the end of season in sight, the win will keep the team firmly mid-table in their first season in league one.

Premier side Blackbeards were also in action and were feeling positive about their match against friendly team Hotshots.

They started off strongly in the first quarter with some lovely movement down the court into the attacking third. With some strong shooting from GA Leanne Carter-Brown and GS Natalie Gillard, Blackbeards took the early lead to make it 14-5 at the end of the first quarter.

Some great work in the circle by defensive duo Claire Ewing (GD) and GK Julie, kept pressure on the opposition shooters. Faultless shooting from Blackbeards saw a 29-10 lead at half-time.

Fast flowing movement and dynamic passing from centre court player Lou Bicknell with great linking WA Vic Wright helped the shooters build up a massive lead, scoring 19 goals in the third quarter making it 48-17.

Hotshots continued to battle on in the last quarter, despite the score difference. However, the consistent quality and timely interceptions from WD Rachel Pook helped Blackbeards to a 62-21 win. Nominated player went to GA Leanne Carter-Brown and players’ player was awarded to GD Claire Ewing.

Team: Natalie Gillard (c), Leanne Carter-Brown, Vic Wright, Louise Bicknell, Rachel Pook, Claire Ewing and Julie Ford.

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