Frome Stars - Team 1 - Division - Premier

The selected team for the 2019/20 season is

Sophie Cox (Captain)

Alice Millard (Vice Captain)

Amelia Pratten

Georgia Cox

Hannah Dredge

Kathy Dredge

Sheriden Pleasants

Sophie Woolley

Ellie Gibbs

Emma Guy

Emily Edwards

Molly White


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



 

5 Nov 2019

Corsham 1

HOME



 

14 Nov 2019

Holt Blue

AWAY



 

28 Nov 2019

Chippenham 3

AWAY



 

10 Dec 2019

Devizes Harriers

AWAY




9 Jan 2020

Chippenham 1

AWAY




14 Jan 2020

Fitz

AWAY

 


 

4 Feb 2020

Chippenham 2

HOME


 

 

13 Feb 2020

Melksham Robins

AWAY

HOME

AWAY


25 Feb 2020

Chippenham 3

HOME

 


 

5 March 2020

Corsham 1

AWAY

 

 


10 March 2020

Holt Blue

HOME

 

 



Match Reports 2019/20

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.

POM: Georgia Cox
PP: Sheriden Pleasants
CP: Emily Chapman