Royals United hit back

PUBLISHED: 14:26 14 November 2012

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Clevedon Royals United hit back to earn a draw against an experienced Nailsea side.

CLEVEDON Royals United further improved their team performance as they held the experienced Nailsea team to a draw.

Royals shuffled positions slightly in the first quarter and made a good start to the game, but some nervous handling errors and great accuracy from the Nailsea attack meant Royals were chasing the game for most of the first three quarters of the match.

Captain Amanda Burroughs made the most of her versatile team, making sure the new signings gained valuable game time, but keeping experience in all thirds of the court with Michelle, Nikola and Bronwen holding the defence strong and making it difficult for Nailsea to increase the deficit.

In the final quarter, Royals had it all to do being seven down, but they dug deep and the attack of Ange, Amanda, Amy and Cat sped up the ball and combined well to pull it back to level pegging.

In the dying seconds of the game, Cat had released the ball to shoot when the whistle went, only to have the goal disallowed which would have given Royals the win, but they were happy for the 26-26 draw against the talented Nailsea side.


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