Last night’s match saw us take on GTD for the first time as they forfeited the previous game against us (clearly our reputation preceded us!).
We had a new addition to the Express team, Nyssa who joined us as GD. The rest of the team was made up of Laura (GS), Ellie (GA), Kimberley (WA), Fiona (C), Charley and Rebecca (WD) and Natalie and Helen (GK).
The team was refreshed after the Christmas break and with us all looking super stylish in our new kit (photo to follow) Express were rearing to go. The first half started with Helen and Rebecca acting as cheerleaders from the sidelines and Express quickly got into the swing of things with some great passing down the court allowing Express to get some good shots into the net taking us into an early lead. GTD were a man down but they weren’t going to let that stop them and they fought back hard. With some fantastic interceptions from Nyssa (GD) the Express defence kept GTD at bay for as long as they could and the first half finished with Express leading 11-6.
Helen and Rebecca joined the second half with the rest of the team staying the same. The Express attack was on a roll with Kimberley (WA) and Fiona (C) getting the ball down the court quickly and into the hands of our trusty shooters. The second half saw lots of great goals from Laura (GS) and Ellie (GA) keeping us in the lead. Not even the long nails of the GTD defence could stop them scoring. We managed to keep GTD at bay but they kept fighting back and managed to sneak a few more goals past our defence with the final score being 21-12 to Express.
Fantastic first game back especially after all that Christmas chocolate and a very well done to our newest defender Nyssa, who was the umpires choice for player of the match!
Let’s keep the winning streak going into next week when we play Kuits!
Captain and Vice-Captain