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19th February 2022 | KO 16:00 | Sport Wales | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Celtic Dragons 52 Leeds Rhinos Netball 57

19.02.22 - Celtic Dragons v Leeds Rhinos, Vitality Netball Superleague -

Rhinos faced a determined Celtic Dragons side away in Cardiff (19.2.22), following a loss to Team Bath at home Rhinos were looking to get back to winning ways.

 

Clare Jones for Dragons got the game underway with the first center pass which they took straight to goal. Rhinos showed patience on their first center pass with Clinton getting rhinos first goal of the game. An early turnover from rhinos saw their confidence grow despite the ball quickly getting back into Dragons hands. Grierson and Clinton linked well allowing Clinton to quickly get in rhythm. Both sides took center passes to goal with the game being goal for goal, until a pickup from rhinos which saw them pull a couple of goal lead. A couple of errors for Rhinos allowed dragons back into the game with Rowe bringing the game back to 7 a piece.  Dragons made a couple of errors which saw Rhinos regain their lead. Strong defensive pressure from Rhinos defensive unit cause Dragons off the back line, despitetransition down court being disrupted by Dragons Clarke and Dixon combine well, Clinton adds another to her tally bringing the game to 8-14 at quarter time.

 

Hall entered the game at WA for the second quarter. Dragons again commenced the quarter by taking the first centre pass straight to goal. Rhinos reacted and a strong hold from Dixon and a offload to Clinton rhinos quarter was underway. Dragons later picked up a rebound, after a contact call against Rhinos Rowe got another on the board for dragons 10-16. Hollingworth earned a turnover and transitioned smoothly with Clinton sinking the shot. A couple of missed shots for dragons and clinical play from Rhinos saw their lead extend and the score was 10-22.

A strong defensive unit for Rhinos stayed strong and forced Dragons off the back line, after a quick transition down the court it was Dixon to finish with a shot 13-26. Dragon’s defensive unit responded by turning over a Rhinos center pass, however Rhinos remained resilient and extended their 13 goals to 16 (14-30). Clinton continued to hold well into the end of the first half, the quarter ended with a heavy fall between Keenan, Oyesola and Rowe with the score being 19-31.

 

Half time saw Tracey Robinson make some squad changes which saw Sienna Rushton enter the game at GA as well as Sigi Burger come into the GS position for her Rhinos VNSL debut. Rhinos started the second half strongly and after patience from the midcourt a well-timed drive from Rushton saw herself getting onto the scoreboard. Sigi Burger was only seconds behind on her first goal of the game and for Rhinos on her debut bringing the score to 21-33. Both teams made errors within this quarter, but Rhinos remained calm and composed, strong holds from Burger allowed Rhinos to continue adding goals to their tally.Oyesola made an interception but unfortunately Dragons regained possession quickly, Oyesola remained determines and the ball was shortly in Rhinos hands, Burger finishes this phase of play 24-37. Rhinos were resilient and widened the gap with the score now being 26-42 entering the latter minutes of the quarter. The quarter ended with the ball off the backline for Rhinos and after a very quick transition Dragons made the last shot of quarter 3 making the score 34-48.

 

Michelle Magee took to court to start the final quarter at WD. Rhinos started the final quarter with confidence and were patient with taking ball to goal. A strong hold from Burger saw her add another goal to her tally. Dragons were still determined getting support in front of an incredible home crowd and subsequently had a run of goals, scoring from their own center passes as well as getting ball from Rhinos. The game was quickly back to a 6 goal game 46-52. Continued determination from Dragons proved difficult for Rhinos and the teams remained just a few goals apart. Rhinos remained resilient and continued clinically right until the final whistle with the final score being 52-57.

Rhinos next game is against Surrey Strom at the Surrey Sports Park next Saturday (26.2) at 6pm.

Home Team:

Gs – Georgia Rowe

Ga Lefebre Rademan

Wa Shona O Dwyer

C – Clare Jones

Wd Nia Jones

Gd Annabel Roddy

Gk Shaquanda Greene-Noel

Res : Leila Thomas, Lucy Howells, Laura Rudland, Katarina Short, Phillipa Yarranton

 

Away team :

Gs – Amy Clinton

Ga – Rhea Dixon

Wa – Brie Grierson

C Jade Clarke

Wd Emily Hollingworth

Gd Vicki Oyesola

Gk Tuaine Keenan

Res: Rebekah Airey, Sigi Burger (debut), Michelle Magee, Sienna Rushton, Amelia Hall

 

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19.02.22 - Celtic Dragons v Leeds Rhinos, Vitality Netball Superleague -

Rhinos faced a determined Celtic Dragons side away in Cardiff (19.2.22), following a loss to Team Bath at home Rhinos were looking to get back to winning ways.

 

Clare Jones for Dragons got the game underway with the first center pass which they took straight to goal. Rhinos showed patience on their first center pass with Clinton getting rhinos first goal of the game. An early turnover from rhinos saw their confidence grow despite the ball quickly getting back into Dragons hands. Grierson and Clinton linked well allowing Clinton to quickly get in rhythm. Both sides took center passes to goal with the game being goal for goal, until a pickup from rhinos which saw them pull a couple of goal lead. A couple of errors for Rhinos allowed dragons back into the game with Rowe bringing the game back to 7 a piece.  Dragons made a couple of errors which saw Rhinos regain their lead. Strong defensive pressure from Rhinos defensive unit cause Dragons off the back line, despitetransition down court being disrupted by Dragons Clarke and Dixon combine well, Clinton adds another to her tally bringing the game to 8-14 at quarter time.

 

Hall entered the game at WA for the second quarter. Dragons again commenced the quarter by taking the first centre pass straight to goal. Rhinos reacted and a strong hold from Dixon and a offload to Clinton rhinos quarter was underway. Dragons later picked up a rebound, after a contact call against Rhinos Rowe got another on the board for dragons 10-16. Hollingworth earned a turnover and transitioned smoothly with Clinton sinking the shot. A couple of missed shots for dragons and clinical play from Rhinos saw their lead extend and the score was 10-22.

A strong defensive unit for Rhinos stayed strong and forced Dragons off the back line, after a quick transition down the court it was Dixon to finish with a shot 13-26. Dragon’s defensive unit responded by turning over a Rhinos center pass, however Rhinos remained resilient and extended their 13 goals to 16 (14-30). Clinton continued to hold well into the end of the first half, the quarter ended with a heavy fall between Keenan, Oyesola and Rowe with the score being 19-31.

 

Half time saw Tracey Robinson make some squad changes which saw Sienna Rushton enter the game at GA as well as Sigi Burger come into the GS position for her Rhinos VNSL debut. Rhinos started the second half strongly and after patience from the midcourt a well-timed drive from Rushton saw herself getting onto the scoreboard. Sigi Burger was only seconds behind on her first goal of the game and for Rhinos on her debut bringing the score to 21-33. Both teams made errors within this quarter, but Rhinos remained calm and composed, strong holds from Burger allowed Rhinos to continue adding goals to their tally.Oyesola made an interception but unfortunately Dragons regained possession quickly, Oyesola remained determines and the ball was shortly in Rhinos hands, Burger finishes this phase of play 24-37. Rhinos were resilient and widened the gap with the score now being 26-42 entering the latter minutes of the quarter. The quarter ended with the ball off the backline for Rhinos and after a very quick transition Dragons made the last shot of quarter 3 making the score 34-48.

 

Michelle Magee took to court to start the final quarter at WD. Rhinos started the final quarter with confidence and were patient with taking ball to goal. A strong hold from Burger saw her add another goal to her tally. Dragons were still determined getting support in front of an incredible home crowd and subsequently had a run of goals, scoring from their own center passes as well as getting ball from Rhinos. The game was quickly back to a 6 goal game 46-52. Continued determination from Dragons proved difficult for Rhinos and the teams remained just a few goals apart. Rhinos remained resilient and continued clinically right until the final whistle with the final score being 52-57.

Rhinos next game is against Surrey Strom at the Surrey Sports Park next Saturday (26.2) at 6pm.

Home Team:

Gs – Georgia Rowe

Ga Lefebre Rademan

Wa Shona O Dwyer

C – Clare Jones

Wd Nia Jones

Gd Annabel Roddy

Gk Shaquanda Greene-Noel

Res : Leila Thomas, Lucy Howells, Laura Rudland, Katarina Short, Phillipa Yarranton

 

Away team :

Gs – Amy Clinton

Ga – Rhea Dixon

Wa – Brie Grierson

C Jade Clarke

Wd Emily Hollingworth

Gd Vicki Oyesola

Gk Tuaine Keenan

Res: Rebekah Airey, Sigi Burger (debut), Michelle Magee, Sienna Rushton, Amelia Hall