Frome Stars - Team 1 - Division - Premier

Selected team for the 2018/19 season are:

Alice Millard

Amelia Pratten

Emily Edwards

Georgia Cox

Hannah Dredge

Kate Smith

Kathy Dredge (Vice Captain)

Sheriden Pleasants

Sophie Cox (Captain)

Sophie Garton (Vice Captain)


FROME MOONRAKER WINTER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2018/19                                                                                                                             Frome Stars

 

DATE

 

Vs

 

HOME/AWAY

 

SCORE

 

  POM

 

PP

Tues 11 Sept

Devizes Harriers  

HOME

 WIN 35-28

 Sophie Garton

 Georgia Cox

Tues 18 Sept

WS Smashers 1

 HOME

 WIN 30-13

Sophie Cox

Georgia Cox 

Tues 25 Sept

Melksham Robins

HOME

 WIN 60-38

 Sophie Cox

Alice Millard & Hannah Dredge 

Thurs 11 Oct

Chippenham 1

AWAY

LOSS 36-20 

 Georgia Cox

Kathy Dredge 

Tues 16 Oct

TNC 1

HOME

 WIN 41-22

 Sophie Garton

Sheri Pleasants 

Tues 6 Nov

Corsham 1

HOME

 

 

 

Thurs 15 Nov

Holt Blue

AWAY

 

 

 

Thurs 29 Nov

Chippenham 2

AWAY

 

 

 

Tues 11 Dec

Devizes Harriers

AWAY

 

 

 

Thurs 10 Jan

WS Smashers 1

AWAY

 

 

 

Tues 15 Jan

Melksham Robins

AWAY

 

 

 

Tues 5 Feb

Chippenham 1

HOME

 

 

 

Tues 12 Feb

TNC 1

AWAY

 

 

 

Tues 26 Feb

Chippenham 2

HOME

 

 

 

Thurs 7 March

Corsham 1

AWAY

 

 

 

Tues 12 March

Holt Blue

HOME

 

 

 


Match Reports 2018/19

Frome Stars 20, Chippenham1 36

Frome Stars had a tough game on their hands playing their current joint top of the league Chippenham1, with various injured players and changes in positions, Stars had their work cut out.

The first quarter started of very slow for Stars, with players getting used to a new combination on court with Millard stepping up into C showing her versatility. Stars made a few mistakes in this quarter and shooters Cox and H,Dredge took a while to get their eyes in, allowing Chippenham to get a good head start of a 14- 3 lead.

The second quarter however, Stars came back fighting, picking up their defence massively saw Chippenham struggle to score any goals until the last 5 minutes. The attacking combination of Millard and Pratten feeding the balls into the shooters worked well and Cox’s movement at GA fell into place with shots now on target, although still behind with an overall score of 18-10 to Chippenham, Stars won the second quarter 6 goals to 4.

The Third quarter saw Chippenham pick up their play and Frome Stars slowly letting their game slip. Defence still gave it all they could with Pleasants at WD, Garton at GD and K.Dredge at GK they worked tirelessly to claw back some balls for the team gaining some rebounds but unfortunately not able to keep hold of these turnovers to convert to goals.

The fourth quarter saw H.Dredge and Cox switch positions in the shooting circle to allow H.Dredge more movement with brought out her confidence. Unfortunately, by this point, Stars had started to get their heads down and defence struggled to keep up their spirits resulting in Chippenham raising their lead. Millard, Pleasants and Pratten continued to work hard through court gaining the shooters a few more chances to score some additional goals for stars. This was a very tough game for Stars who tried their best against a very strong opposition, Chippenham 1, who took the well-deserved win of 36-20.

Player of the match- Georgia Cox

Players Player- Kathy Dredge

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Frome Stars 60 , Melksham Robins 38

Hoping to continue their winning streak as a new team and making it 3 out of 3, Stars were determined to win!

Stars eased nicely into their first quarter against Melksham and settled well and with excellent rotation in the attacking circle and accurate shooting from H.Dredge and Millard, this meant that stars took the lead going into the second quarter 18 goals to 10.

In the second quarter, Stars upped their defence through court applying pressure to Melksham’s passes and with Pleasants, S.Cox and Pratten turning tips into interceptions it meant that more opportunities were made for goals. Garton and K.Dredge worked tirelessly in defence which forced Melksham to make overhead passes, however K. Dredge struggled to turn these into interceptions which saw Melksham increase their goal score line, but Frome still had the upper hand at 35 goals to-24.

The third quarter saw Garton switch with K.Dredge into GK and utilising the height advantage of Garton meant that Melksham were forced to change their game plan. With Garton getting hands on ball and with constant support from K.Dredge and S.Cox as C, who was awarded player of the match, these were converted into goals. Pratten further offered support with a reset option against a strong Melksham defence. Frome’s lead was extended to 46 goals to Melksham’s 29.

The final quarter was one of the best and with fantastic holding from H. Dredge and excellent movement from A. Millard in the shooting circle, who were both awarded player’s player, this utilised their space which meant Pleasants and S.Cox were able to pass the ball around the circle and not force it in. Garton and K.Dredge continued to work hard in defence minimalising Melksham’s attacking options which led to interceptions. The final score finished 60 goals to Melksham’s 38 an excellent result for Frome!

Player of the match- Sophie Cox

Players player- Alice Millard & Hannah Dredge

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18.09.18 Frome Stars 30, WS Smashers 13

Q1: 6-1

Despite the pre-match uncertainty of playing an unknown team, Stars set out with the determination to win. The windy conditions and opponents style of play led to a steady start. However, Stars did well to adjust and adapt their play accordingly, working well as a team up and down the court. Dominating the first quarter resulted in a 5-point lead.

Q2: 15-5

The second quarter showed continual focus from defence through to attack. Garton & K.Dredge worked continuously in defence with tips, interceptions and turnovers. With support from Millard, S.Cox and Pratten in mid-court, these turnovers moved quickly down the court to the attacking circle. H.Dredge & G.Cox worked in unison to utilise their space in the circle against a rough defence and were able to convert more shots into goals. The second quarter ended with a 10-point lead.

Q3: 19-9

After half time, Pleasants came on at WA, giving a fresh pair of legs and strong feeding into the attacking circle. Stars had a difficult third quarter letting WS Smashers score a few extra goals and heads began to drop. Support from the Stars players and supporters was however, empowering and encouraged the team to push on. Stars were able to sustain another 10-point lead.

Q4: 30-13

Going into the final quarter, Garton moved into the shooting circle, Millard into GD and Pratten was back on at WD. Utilising Garton’s height to Stars advantage meant balls could be fed easily above the defence and shots were smoothly converted with a flick of the wrist. G.Cox adapted well to Garton in the circle, with good movement and consistent shooting from both players. Millard’s ability to adapt into GD and work together with K.Dredge was an easy transition. Continuous pressure from defence in the circle from Millard & K.Dredge and out from S.Cox & Pratten allowed for turnovers to channel down the court and into the attack. This led to a 17-point lead and final score of 30-13.

S.Cox’s strong support in both attack and defence led to the opposition awarding her player of the match.

G.Cox’s hard work, movement in the circle and top scoring led to her being awarded players player, for the second consecutive week!

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11.09.18- Stars 35, Devizes Harriers 28

The first quarter saw Stars start as they meant to go on and were determined to get their first match nerves settled quickly. There were a few nerves on show but under the guidance of their experienced Captain Sophie Cox they soon got settled and under way and ended the first quarter ahead.

Second quarter saw Stars come out determined form the first whistle. With the combined efforts of Alice Millard and Sophie Cox feeding the ball into the circle meant Georgia Cox and Hannah Dredge could convert into goals. Georgia and Hannah settled into the game very quickly with excellent moving and rotation to create shooting opportunities. Kathy Dredge and Sophie Garton worked tirelessly in the opposing circle. Great communication and tight on defence meant with the combined efforts of Sophie Cox at C and Sheriden Pleasants at WD the defence was strong and Devizes had limited opportunities to score. Half time and Stars had extended their lead.

At half time Amelia Pratten came on in the WD position settling in quickly with an interception straight away! Great movement and vision saw S.Cox and Millard continue to bring the ball down the court with great support from Garton. G.Cox and H.Dredge continued shooting on top form resulting in Stars continuing to extend their lead.

The final quarter was not so excelling for Stars and saw Devizes come back after making a few changes. These changes seemed to unease stars and Devizes scored the first 5 goals in a row. But Stars dug deep and continued to encourage each other. K.Dredge and Garton worked tirelessly to prevent the Devizes shooters from scoring goals. Making key interceptions and rebounds resulted in Garton being awarded a very well deserved player of the match. Stars continued to fight back and although Devizes stepped up their defence Millard and Cox continued to use great vision to find the shooters and pick up a few more goals. The shooters G.Cox and H.Dredge made some excellent moves and continued shooting on top form resulting in G.Cox being awarded the players player award on her debut for the team.

The final score was 35-28 to Stars. A great result for the start of the season!

POM: Sophie Garton (GD)

Players Player: Georgia Cox (GS)