In the second quarter, Barge were tight on centre passes but Laura and Vicky Bayes excelled at getting free. Vic Adams made a good interception and Lizzie and Jade were able to force the shooters away from the post in an attempt to gain possession from the rebounds. The relatively new pairing of Amy and Vicky in attack also worked well, as they showed great communication. The team effort helped Lincoln City 2 increase their lead at the end of this quarter, putting them 30-17 ahead.
After half time, Laura Forsey came on at centre, allowing a dizzy Megan to rest after working hard. It also allowed Charlotte Bayes to make another good appearance at Wing Attack, where she produced some excellent feeds into attack. Sleaford Barge’s defence was good in this quarter but Lincoln City 2 still managed to increase their possession and with it, their advantage by a further six goals. Going in the final quarter, Lincoln City 2 led 44-25 overall.
The shooting was excellent from Lincoln City 2 throughout the game and especially during the final 15 minutes. The defenders also worked hard to sustain their lead and the mid-court were able to capitalise on their efforts with great movement and feeds into attack. Lincoln City 2 kept up their great work-rate during this period with some good passing and lots of interceptions.
The final score was 60-33 in Lincoln City 2’s favour. A well-deserved win!
Player of the Match: After much deliberation (due to Lincoln City 2 having such an outstanding game) Laura Forsey was awarded best player by the opposition and Head Coach Pam Sturton. Laura showed great awareness throughout the game, had great movement throughout the court and produced some excellent feeds into the attack.