Frome Stars - Team 1 - Premier Division

The selected team for the 2020/21 season is

Amelia Pratten (Captain)

Alice Millard (Vice Captain)

Sophie Cox

Georgia Cox

Kathy Dredge

Sheriden Pleasants

Sophie Woolley


FROME MOONRAKER WINTER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2019/20                                                         Frome Stars

 

DATE

 

Vs

 

HOME/AWAY

 

SCORE

 

  POM

 

PP

10 Sep 2019

Devizes Harriers  

HOME

Loss 36-32

Sophie.W

Kathy.D

17 Sept 2019

Chippenham 1

 HOME

Loss 45-29

Georgia.C

Sheri.P

24 Sep 2019

Fitz

HOME

Win 50-38

Sophie.C

Kathy.D

10 Oct 2019

Chippenham 2

AWAY

Win 39-35

Sophie.C

Alice.M 

15 Oct 2019

Melksham Robins

HOME

Win 53-26

Alice.M

Kathy.D 

5 Nov 2019

Corsham 1

HOME

Win 50-26

Alice.M

 Mollie.W

14 Nov 2019

Holt Blue

AWAY

Loss 43-41

Sophie.C

Sophie.C & Georgia.C 

28 Nov 2019

Chippenham 3

AWAY

Win 57-14

Emma.G

 Amelia.P

10 Dec 2019

Devizes Harriers

AWAY

Win 41-25

Kathy.D

Kathy.D

9 Jan 2020

Chippenham 1

AWAY

Loss 39-15

Emily.C

Emily.C

14 Jan 2020

Fitz

AWAY

 Win 44-29

Emma.G

Hannah & Amelia 

4 Feb 2020

Chippenham 2

HOME

Win 64-50

Sophie.C 

 Sophie.C

13 Feb 2020

Melksham Robins

AWAY

Win 51-28

Georgia.C

Sheri.P

25 Feb 2020

Chippenham 3

HOME

Win 41- 27 

Emma.G

 Hannah.D

5 March 2020

Corsham 1

AWAY

Win 43- 44 

Amelia.P 

Sophie.W

10 March 2020

Holt Blue

HOME

 

 



Match Reports 2019/20

Frome Stars 43, Corsham 34

With 4 players missing, we struggled to find our flow in the first quarter. Their long legged shooters did brilliant at holding their space and quick footed Centre, gave us a run around. However we stayed strong in attack, popping up goals from Sophie Woolley and Georgia Cox meaning we still took the win in the first quarter.

Second quarter saw Amelia Pratten and Emma Guy work well together in mid-court, working tirelessly to shut down their fast through court play. Brilliant feeds into shooters meant we were again able to keep the score in our favour. With a few mistakes under pressure, Corsham were also able to keep the score line flowing.

Half time saw Hannah Dredge come into shoot strong and Sophie move into defence to add some pressure. With many tips and intercepts from Kathy Dredge, Sophie and Sheriden Pleasants, and more control coming through court, we were able to push the score ahead for the first time. Ending 30-38 that quarter.

Last quarter saw more brilliant play from the team, very controlled and holding their own. Missing the vocals on court from Captain Sophie Cox, the girls struggled at times to give clear passes but they didn’t let it phase them, and continued to work hard till the end whistle. Top tips from Sheri In the final 10 mins showed this. Ellie Gibbs came into work with Sophie in defence too which also put a spin on their shooters.

Well done ladies; not the goal difference we were aiming for but a win is a win!

Player of the match: Amelia Pratten

Players player: Sophie Woolley

Coaches player: Amelia & Sophie

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Frome stars 41, Chippenham 3, 27

Brilliant squad performance from Stars tonight. With the first goal being scored in the first 4 seconds from Hannah Dredge, we set the motion for stars.

With good movement between Georgia Cox and Hannah In the shooting circle & feeds on point from Emma Guy and Sophie Cox, stars were able to find a steady and well controlled flow. Defensively Stars were on fire. Amelia Pratten was stuck to her player in WD and tips and interceptions were being made by Sophie Woolley , Alice Millard and Sophie Cox.
Ending the first half of the game, 23-10

Second half saw a switch up, with Molly White coming into feed the shooters; Alice and Hannah and Kathy, Sheri and Ellie Gibbs take on Chippenham’s attack.  With Hannah on fire with her shooting, mid court bringing the ball through nicely, and many tips and interceptions from Kathy Dredge, we were able to keep our lead.

Amelia Pratten returned to court last quarter to put an impressive stint at C, feeding the circle well and picking up any loose balls. Sophie W also came back to GA where she saw early balls into Hannah with some impressive feeds.

Really impressed with everyone’s ability to defend their player and the ball, even when playing an “attacking position”. Georgia Cox, & Alice Millard were able to pick off balls whilst in shooting positions which really shows how much effort is put in through court at all times.

Player of the Match: Emma Guy
Players Player: Hannah Dredge
Coaches Player: Hannah Dredge
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Frome Stars 64, Chippenham2, 50 (4.2.20)

A strong line up from stars saw Sophie Woolley and Alice Millard take control of the shooting circle, with perfect feeds in from Sophie Cox and Amelia Pratten , this unit were on fire from the word go. Defence saw Ellie Gibbs start for stars in GK along with Kathy Dredge and Sheriden Pleasants. The first interception of the match was made by Ellie, which was closely followed by 2 tips from Sheri and tips from Kathy. With the girls working miracles down court, the quarter finished 23-10!!!

With this team on fire, combinations were kept and the girls continued to stun the sidelines. Kathy made a total of 5 interceptions just in this quarter, closely followed by Sheri making another 2, and Ellie tipping the ball against their shooter. Ending 41-23.

With a convincing goal difference and fresh legs on the squad, combinations were changed at half time. Georgia Cox and Hannah Dredge came into shoot. With a total of 3 mins on court; Hannah went down with an injury and had to come off (but not without 100% shooting record). Georgia continued to put up goals with Sophie W. Defence saw Molly White in WD and Emma Guy into WA. Interception from Mollie and Tips from Emma meant we remain out in front 56-35.

Alice Millard returned to shoot in 4th quarter and showing off our versatility; Ellie came into shoot and Sophie W went to defence. Although we let Chippenham find a flow in the last quarter, we didn’t stop performing; with tips from Emma and interceptions from Sheri from a 3 for mark, and ANOTHER 4 interceptions from Kathy.

Overall a great game from Stars with some lovely team play.

POM: Sophie Cox

PP: Sophie Cox

CP Kathy Dredge

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Frome Stars Vs Chippenham 1 (9.1.20)

This match was not meant to be for our Stars. After a brilliant match against devises the night before, and up against an incredibly strong Chippenham team, we took a big hit.

Starting strong, K.Dredge took the first intercept from their centre pass, which was brought down court to sister H.Dredge to pop up the first goal. However this didn’t set Chippenham back; they retaliated with a turnover to make things even. 

Hats off to everyone for battling through, but special mention to stars defensive units who were on fire. Rebounds from S.Woolley, numerous interceptions from E.Chapman and tips from K.Dredge meant that, although Chippenham had a good lead, they had to be careful with their passes.

Although Stars attack were under constant pressure to shoot, it didn’t stop them from making a difference else where on court. Calmness From H.Dredge meant she kept going throughout and fiesty-ness from G.Cox meant she was able to gain tips up court and sprint back to the circle for a feed from mid court.

Well done ladies; disappointing result but brilliant team spirit and squad effort.

Player of the Match: Emily Chapman

Players Player: Emily Chapman

Coaches Player: Emily Chapman/ Sophie Woolley

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Frome Stars (57) V Chippenham 3  (14)


What a performance from my Frome Stars tonight who are sponsored by Denis Maps. Woolley and G.Cox started in the circle, with some brilliant play and shooting, helped nicely by balls being winged in by Guy and perfectly timed top circle drives from Pratten.


The second quarter continued to  see Stars gain goals with H.Dredge and Woolley working well together. Our defence were on fire too with K.Dredge and Millard applying pressure in the defensive circle and Chapman bringing the ball through court with immaculate control.

With a convincing lead going into the half time, the rain started to come at full force, Woolley moved into defence and took some impressive interceptions. K.Dredge and Millard continued to work well as a defensive duo, and tips were still being made through court by Chapman and Guy.


Going into last quarter, Stars switched both shooters and moved around our defence players. They continued to reset their play and use square balls throughout to maintain the lead and take the win. 


Player of the match: Emma Guy
Players player- Amelia Pratten
Coaches player- Amelia Pratten
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Frome Stars 41, Holt Blue 43

Quarter 1 saw Stars play at their A game, securing the lead. Quarter 2 Stars were faced with Holt's tallest player in at keeper. It was no match for Wolley, as she popped in shots and worked effortlessly with G.Cox. Defensive trio, Pleasants, Millard and K.Dredge were also gelling nicely, however Millard finished the quarter with poorly pulled muscles and It was getting close.


Quarter 3 ruffled our feathers to say the least. With some unfortunate umpiring calls, we were under pressure. and suddenly Wolley hits the floor. Pratten returned to the court, with Pleasants taking on the GD role against a nifty Holt GA.


34-34 going into the last quarter. Interceptions were being made by my mid court, and shooting duo H.Dredge and G.Cox were under attack. It didn’t stop them making interceptions and tips. However we could not find our feet and so we took a final hit, loosing by just 2. 


Player of the match: Sophie Cox
Players player's: Sophie and Georgia Cox
Coaches player: Sophie Cox

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Frome stars (50), Corsham 1 (26)

With a full squad of 11, Stars we’re looking strong from the warm up. We started the game with slightly new combinations which worked in our favour. The whole team were flawless, with feeds into the shooters on point, and defence marking tirelessly against tall Corsham Shooters.

Half time saw almost the whole team change, and we used our fresh legs to our advantage. Tips and interceptions were being made by both our defence and attack which meant we were able to take a comfortable lead. Our goal for the final quarter was to reach 50 goals which we did, in the last second!

The whole team had a great game and it was lovely to see versatility in the team being used without disrupting the flow of play.

Player of the match: Alice Millard

Players player: Mollie White

Coaches player: Mollie White

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Frome Stars 53, Melksham Robins 26

The first quarter saw tips straight away from Captain Sophie Cox in centre court & good rebounds from our defence, putting us comfortably ahead, 14-4.

Carrying on into the second quarter with good man on man defence in the circle, and brilliant communication from GK, Kathy, the game was going smoothly. Sophie Cox continued making good decisions into the shooting duo, with patience and precision, ending half time 31-10.

Taking full advantage of our large and versatile squad, changes were made. Sophie W stepped into defence and Amelia and Hannah took to the court. Defence were going strong with Kathy and Sophie making various tips and interceptions communicating effectively as a unit. Passing through court was a strong point for us today with good decisions being made throughout, going into the final quarter 44-20.

The Last quarter saw Vice captain, Alice Millard back on court in her favoured position. Her performance was spotless and she seemed to be all over the court at once. With continued interceptions and good decisions mid-court, Stars stayed strong. Ending 53-26. 

Player of the match: Alice Millard

Players player: Kathy Dredge

Coaches Player: Sophie Cox

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10 October 2019, Frome Stars (39), Chippenham 2 (35)

With almost half of Stars not able to plat & having lost recently to Chippenham 1, we knew we had to pull something out of the bag. The first quarter started off with some weak play from stars who weren't playing at their full potential. This meant that Chippenham won and took the 1st quarter, 8-7.

Sticking to our guns in terms of combinations on court, we carried on fighting into the second quarter. However, with shooters taking some unfortunate shots and our defence finding it difficult to intercept the feeds into Chippenham's GS, we did not have an ideal performance, coming away at half time 18-10 down. 

At half time coach Lucy Clark gave the team a good prep talk and lots of encouragement to pick up their game for the second half as there was still potential in sight. Stars took on the advice and after Sophie Woolley moving to the other end of the court to shoot, Stars went back on a put up the fight they needed to.

What happened next was magical. Not only did we score 5 unanswered goals, WE SCORED 10 in row! GA Georgia Cox found her shooting eye along with fellow shooter Sophie Woolley. Through court we saw a huge increase in interceptions left right and centre from Sophie Cox, Emma Guy and Molly White, forcing Chippenham to make error after error. This was a great quarter for Stars turning the tables and coming away with a 3rd quarter score of 30-22 to Stars.

In the last quarter, Kathy Dredge, Alice Millard and Molly White made the perfect trio in defence, marking exceptionally and getting tips and turnover to a tense game. What an incredible comeback for Stars coming away with the win of 39-35!

Player of the match: Sophie Cox

Players player: Alice Millard

Coaches player: Alice Millard

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24 September 2019: Frome Stars 50, Fitz 38

Back on track for Stars tonight with a comfortable win against a newly promoted Fitz. We knew after last week that our first quarter had to be our best & the team didn’t disappointment. With tips and interceptions from defensive combo Kathy Dredge & Emily Chapman, the Fitz shooters were rattled. Emma Guy supported the team mid-court with her magical feeds into the circle.

Staying strong into the second quarter, Kathy took control in defence, giving support and direction to her team mates, and with immaculate pressure from Sheri, our defence were on fire. Opposite ends of the court also proved unstoppable. Georgia Cox & Hannah Dredge formed a tight bond and shots were flying in.

The 3rd quarter saw a change in defence with Molly White & Alice Millard coming on to mix things up. Tight marking and consistent communication from Kathy, defensive pressure remained a threat. This applies for our attacking combinations too; gaining a 3 second held ball from their shooters numerous times showed how well these guys worked as a unit.

Last quarter and the team were fully back to enjoying the game. With Kathy continuing her success in the defensive circle, we were able to make turnovers and sink the goals. Captain Sophie Cox made an impact mid court with numerous tips and intercepts, and perfect feeds between fellow pocket rocket, Amelia Pratten meant we kept our flow.

Brilliant game from the whole team and nice to see Stars back on track.

Play of the Match- Sophie Cox

Players Player- Kathy Ellen Dredge

Coaches Player- Kathy Dredge

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17.9.19- Frome stars Vs Chippenham 1, 29-45

Unfortunately a hard one to swallow for us Stars tonight, but a loss which we can definitely learn and build from.

Still feeling the pain from a loss last week, the girls went out with a passion to win. Q 1 saw Chippenham Match our passion, and with quick passing and height on their side, they put away 7 unanswered goals. 

Q2 saw some changes for Stars, with Sophie.W going into defence to challenge Chippenhams shooter, and Emma Guy coming in to dominate Centre court.

We gave a good fight, but still could not find our mojo. Half time saw us down by more than a few goals.

Q3 We knew we had to step up, and if we couldn’t come away with a win, to just enjoy being on court and relax.
The next two quarters definitely showed them what were made of. We were back to the old stars, dominating court and gelling together well, winning the last quarter.

Player of the match: Georgia Cox


Players player: Sheriden Pleasants


Coaches player: Emily Chapman