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12th February 2021 | KO 17:15 | Studio 001 | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Celtic Dragons 35 Rhinos Netball 65

Match Report by Hannah Clarke

Leeds Rhinos made history as they took to the court for their first every Vitality Netball Superleague match. They defeated Celtic Dragons 35-65 in the first game of the season.

Rhinos looked as though they have been playing as a team for a long time. They had a solid structure throughout the court with every player transitioning from attack to defense really well. All 12 players were able to take to the court and provide something different for their first game as a team.

Dragons took a while to settle in the first half. According to Sky Sports, in the first quarter they only had a 66% shot success, but this improved to 100% in the second period, the closest quarter of the game with Dragons only losing by four goals.

In the second half Rhinos continued to dominate, moving the ball quickly through the court with every player doing something to turn the ball over. They controlled the play well as a whole unit throughout the match with each player doing their job to secure the goals.

The presence of Donnell Wallam in the shooting circle was a huge advantage for Leeds in both attack and defense. She stood strong to give feeders a target to aim for when the team was attacking and also made turnovers when Dragons were in possession.

The Welsh side looked more confident in the second half but could not find a way through the Rhinos defense to close down on the score line.

There is no rest for either team as Celtic Dragons go again tomorrow against Team Bath and Leeds Rhinos play Saracens Mavericks on Monday.

Q1Q2Q3Q4FINAL SCORE
HOME TEAM61161235
AWAY TEAM1415191765

TEAMS

Celtic Dragons

GK: Annika Lee-Jones, GD: Abby Tyrrell, WD: Christina Shaw, C: Clare Jones, WA: Shona O’Dwyer, GA: Rebekah Robinson, GS: Amy Clinton
Replacements: Laura Rudland, Leila Thomas, Lucy Howells, Morganne Dunn, Sophie Morgan

Rhinos

GK: Tuiane Keenan, GD: Vicki Oyesola, WD: Fi Toner, C: Jade Clarke, WA: Brie Grierson, GA: Rhea Dixon, GS: Donnell Wallam
Replacements: Rosie Harris, Amelia Hall, Emily Hollingworth, Sienna Rushton, Paige Kindred

AGE PARTNERSHIP PLAYER OF THE MATCH

Jade Clarke

 

 

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Match Report by Hannah Clarke

Leeds Rhinos made history as they took to the court for their first every Vitality Netball Superleague match. They defeated Celtic Dragons 35-65 in the first game of the season.

Rhinos looked as though they have been playing as a team for a long time. They had a solid structure throughout the court with every player transitioning from attack to defense really well. All 12 players were able to take to the court and provide something different for their first game as a team.

Dragons took a while to settle in the first half. According to Sky Sports, in the first quarter they only had a 66% shot success, but this improved to 100% in the second period, the closest quarter of the game with Dragons only losing by four goals.

In the second half Rhinos continued to dominate, moving the ball quickly through the court with every player doing something to turn the ball over. They controlled the play well as a whole unit throughout the match with each player doing their job to secure the goals.

The presence of Donnell Wallam in the shooting circle was a huge advantage for Leeds in both attack and defense. She stood strong to give feeders a target to aim for when the team was attacking and also made turnovers when Dragons were in possession.

The Welsh side looked more confident in the second half but could not find a way through the Rhinos defense to close down on the score line.

There is no rest for either team as Celtic Dragons go again tomorrow against Team Bath and Leeds Rhinos play Saracens Mavericks on Monday.

Q1Q2Q3Q4FINAL SCORE
HOME TEAM61161235
AWAY TEAM1415191765

TEAMS

Celtic Dragons

GK: Annika Lee-Jones, GD: Abby Tyrrell, WD: Christina Shaw, C: Clare Jones, WA: Shona O’Dwyer, GA: Rebekah Robinson, GS: Amy Clinton
Replacements: Laura Rudland, Leila Thomas, Lucy Howells, Morganne Dunn, Sophie Morgan

Rhinos

GK: Tuiane Keenan, GD: Vicki Oyesola, WD: Fi Toner, C: Jade Clarke, WA: Brie Grierson, GA: Rhea Dixon, GS: Donnell Wallam
Replacements: Rosie Harris, Amelia Hall, Emily Hollingworth, Sienna Rushton, Paige Kindred

AGE PARTNERSHIP PLAYER OF THE MATCH

Jade Clarke