Starting line up
GS Hattie Haswell
GA Pauline Antcliff
WA Rachel Borland
C Jo Fillingham
WD Kelly Major
GD Rebecca Heald
GK Nic Hewitt
Showcasing their newly designed kit Brigg were looking impressive, confident and keen to take home the win to mark the occasion. Both teams took a while to settle into the game and unforced errors were seen by both sides. However some key interceptions from Heald and Hewitt Brigg allowed Briggs to lead 13-10 at quarter time.
Further changes to Brigg in Quarter 3 saw Hannah Millns return to the court at GS and Hattie Haswell out to GA. Brigg continued to push on forcing errors and intercepting balls up and down the court. Haswell and Millns worked well together to split the Grasshopper's defence and allow Fillingham and Franks to find them with ease. Meanwhile, pinpoint shooting from Millns meant that there were no wasted opportunities. Quarter score 19-7, overall score of 46-25.
For the final quarter Brigg saw Major return to court at WD and Antcliff back to GA. Brigg’s defensive play remained strong and Major particularly impressed by picking off numerous balls up court and creating turnover opportunities which were capitalised on. Briggs shooting remained consistently accurate and the team pulled together to extend their lead further to maximise the Goal Difference and take the points. Final quarter 18-6, final score 64 - 31.
Rachel Borland was voted ‘Player of the Match’ for Brigg for her interceptions and supportive play up and down the court.
Thank you to grasshoppers for a clean and well fought match.