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Severn Stars

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Celtic Dragons

Match Details

4th April 2021
Round 9
Studio 001
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Severn Stars shine bright in win against Celtic Dragons

Severn Stars secured their second win against a hungry Celtic Dragons 47-35; despite an injury early on in the first quarter.

Stars took on the 11th placed team in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) at Production Park Studio 001 in Wakefield on Easter Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after the match, Stars Head Coach Melissa Bessell said: "We played really well, and Paige, what a blinder! She did everything that we did this week; they all did. They all said prior to the match we need to be accountable for our own jobs and that’s exactly what they did. We’ve been really upbeat. This team is always upbeat and really positive. We tightened it all up a little bit and it was really nice to watch."

Stars’ first centre pass went straight to goal, shot from a far by Georgia Rowe, followed closely by a goal from Dragons’ Amy Clinton. Both teams were going goal for goal until an injury for Bethan Dyke saw the quarter quickly come to a halt. Stars, however, did not let this disrupt their game and a change that brought Chloe Charchrie onto Centre, saw Stars pull away, ending the quarter 14-10.

Quarter two saw no changes, plenty of encouraging high fives, and green cards from the sidelines. With Stars holding onto their lead, the imaginative long passes from captain Nia Jones made an appearance with Rowe securing the shot. With consistent shooting from Clinton and Robinson, Stars defence, consisting of Malysha Kelly and Dee Bolakoro, stepped up their body on body technique. The last 20 seconds saw a turnover for Dragons on Stars' centre pass, ending the quarter 26-18.

Quarter three saw no changes to both teams. Every player was fighting for the ball when overturned and finding their respective shooters in the circle and converting goals for their sides. With a great fly intercept from Lucy Herdman, Stars saw the opportunity of Georgia Rowe all by herself in the circle to launch the long ball in.

With changes coming halfway through the quarter, Dragons saw a new opponent of Jane Taylor at wing attack. Despite Dragons winning this quarter 9-7, neither team ended the 12 minutes with one more goal on the scoresheet, going into the final quarter 33-27.

With the final 12 minutes being the last opportunity for Dragons to close the gap, Stars’ fighting attitude won them this game. The roar of Paige Reed and Lucy Harris when goals were scored and balls were turned over, proved that this team wanted to win. Textbook play from Carchrie and Taylor on the circle edge allowed Reed to sink a well-deserved swish shot, who went on to win player of the match.

With Bethan Dyke encouraging from the bench, Stars finished the game with cheers and applause for the young player Hannah Howl, making her debut. The final score for this game was 47-35.

iPro Player of the Match: Paige Reed (Severn Stars).

Match report from Severn Stars.

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