Frome Diamonds - Team 2 - Division 2

Selected team for 2018/19 season are:

Alice Baker

Andrea McCall

Bev Chapman

Ellie Gibbs

Georgina Guy (Vice Captain)

Helen Maunder (Captain)

Janie Bullus

Jess Read

Megan Boorman

Natasha Alexander


 FROME MOONRAKER WINTER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2018/19         Frome Diamonds

 

DATE

 

VS

 

SCORE

 

POM

 

PP

Tues 11 Sept

KSM

 WIN 33-25

 Ellie Gibbs

Megan Boorman 

Tues 25 Sept

Holt White

 WIN 46-24

 Megan Boorman

Ellie Gibbs,  Bev Chapman & Georgina Guy

Tues 9 Oct

Fitz 1

 LOSS 34-31

 Ellie Gibbs

Georgina Guy 

Tues 16 Oct

Pewsey Blacks

 WIN 40-22

 Helen Maunder

Alice Baker 

Thurs 25 Oct

Devizes Eagles

 

 

 

Tues 4 Dec

Chippenham 3

 

 

 

Tues 8 Jan

Holt Black

 

 

 

Tues 15 Jan

Calne Lightning

 

 

 

Tues 29 Jan

KSM

 

 

 

Tues 12 Feb

Holt White   

 

 

 

Tues 5 March

Fitz 1

 

 

 

Thurs 14 March

Pewsey Blacks

 

 

 

Tues 19 March

Devizes Eagles

 

 

 

Thurs 9 May

Chippenham 3

 

 

 

Thurs 16 May

Calne Lightning

 

 

 

Thurs 23 May

Holt Black

 

 

 

Match reports 2018/19:


Frome Diamonds 40, Pewsey Black 22

Frome diamonds knew going into the game that this could be a tough one, against a team that they narrowly beat twice last season.    Diamonds started the better of the two sides, getting a good feel for the game and dominated the tempo; which allowed Bullus (GS) and Maunder (GA) to whack out a storming 11-3 lead after the first quarter.

Diamonds continued to play to the whistle, not letting their heads drop when Pewsey sometimes questioned decisions made. Swift movements between Baker (WD), Guy (C) and Boorman (WA) up to and around the shooting circle allowed time for the shooters to find space before having the ball fed in. Diamonds continued to increase their score to 24-9, this was also backed up by some great marking from Alexander (GK) and Chapman (GD), as Pewsey shooters struggled to get their eye in on goal.

The third quarter saw Gibbs come on in defence at GD for some fresh legs, but this didn’t alter Diamonds as they continued to play their game well. Forcing Pewsey into many passing errors, as Diamonds continued to play some magical netball up court. This was shown through great awareness of positioning on court, as diamonds marched into a 34-15 lead.

Going into the last quarter, unfortunately Diamonds missed a handful of chances which allowed Pewsey to win the quarter score line, but this didn’t affect the end result as Diamonds ran out comfortable winners 40-22.

Player of the match- Helen Maunder

Players player - Alice Baker

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Frome Diamonds 31, Fitz1 34

The game started at a fast pace from both teams with great passing from Maunder at WA to Gibbs at GA and Bullus at GS.  Fitz managed to lead 11-8 in the first quarter with their shooters rarely missing.

In the second quarter Diamonds fought back and the solid defence of Baker at WD, Chapman at GD and Alexander at GK held Fitz 17 all at half time.

A change at halftime saw Boorman come on as WA, who linked up well with Guy at C; they continued getting the ball to the shooters which resulted in Diamonds leading by one goal ending the third quarter 26-25.

Diamonds dug deep in the final quarter, both defence and attack worked tirelessly to the final whistle, Frome Diamonds put on another fantastic display of teamwork but were unfortunately beaten by three goals in the final quarter to a strong Fitz 1 team, score ending 34-31.

Diamonds are sponsored by Dennis Maps.

Player of the Match – Ellie Gibbs

Players player – Georgina Guy

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Frome Diamonds 46, Holt White 24

Frome Diamonds were eager to play their second game of the season. They started the first quarter tentatively but with strong defence throughout the court and solid shooting from Maunder and Gibbs finished the quarter 9-7 ahead.

The second quarter saw Diamonds settle into the game with great centre court movement from Guy, Boorman and Baker which caused Holt some issues. Second quarter finished strongly with a 24-12 lead.

For the third quarter Diamonds made a few changes with Bullus coming on at GS and Read at WD. Holt also made changes to their attacking end. Diamonds were not phased by this with strong defence by Chapman and Alexander in the D taking some valuable rebounds, which was then passed effortlessly down court by all gaining a 14-goal lead 35-21.

The final quarter saw Diamonds return to court with high energy determined to keep their lead and that is what they did. Great team performance with a final Score of 46-24.

Player of the Match: Meg Boorman Players player: Bev Champan, Ellie Gibbs and Georgina Guy

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Frome Diamonds 33, KSM 25

Tuesday 11 September saw the return of the Moonraker Netball League and the return of Frome Diamonds, in their Division One debut.  With a new line-up in the team, and only having a few weeks to train as a new squad they were understandably nervous. Diamonds started off slow, the wet conditions were making it slippy under foot and it took time to adapt to the conditions.  KSM were able to get a couple of early goals but Diamonds fought back, and with the new Shooting team of Jane Bullus and Ellie Gibbs, Diamonds were able to finish the first quarter 7-7.

The second quarter saw some excellent defence from Jess Read and Beverley Chapman but the KSM shooters weren’t missing many shots.  Some great turnovers were quickly and efficiently passed through mid-court by Alice Baker, Georgina Guy and Megan Boorman.  By half time Diamonds had managed to sneak ahead by 3 goals ending this quarter at 16-13.

The third quarter continued with great play by both teams.  Going goal for goal throughout the quarter diamonds managed to keep their 3 goal lead.  22-19.

By the time the fourth quarter started, Diamonds had calmed down. Taking their time they were able to pass the ball around easily, getting it into the shooting team of Jane and Ellie.  Defence was tight all the way down the court meaning that diamonds were able to get numerous turnovers.  By the time the final whistle blew, Diamonds had managed to increase their lead and the final score was 33-25.

Player of the Match:  Ellie Gibbs

Players Player: Megan Boorman