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28th May 2022 | KO 14:00 | Copper Box Arena | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Leeds Rhinos netball travelled down to London to take on London Pulse for their final game of the 22 season. Looking to end their season on a high Rhinos were in for a contested game between third place and semi-finalists London Pulse.

Clarke got Leeds Rhinos final game of the 22 season underway, Rhinos displayed patience taking the ball to goal however Keable won it for Pulse. Oyesola took back possession for her side which allowed Clinton to pop one through 0-1. Despite turning over a Pulse centre pass, Rhinos couldn’t take it to goal. Tchine popped one through for pulse 1-1. Clinton did well to keep a hold of that ball and Grierson got her first of the game 1-2. Oyesola earned her side the ball from another pulse centre which Rhinos took to goal 1-4. Clarke found Clinton early, a missed shot but after a backline, Clinton put another one on the board 5-2. Rhinos couldn’t keep a hold of the ball within the circle this time, and Pulse transitioned quickly but tight defensive pressure from Keenan and Oyesola forced them off the side line. Clarke and Grierson combined well, Clinton successfully took a penalty 6-3. Grierson did well to keep hold of the ball before adding another goal onto the board. An offside ball was called against Pulse which saw Clinton put another through the net 8-5.Tight defence from Rhinos saw them earn the ball but Pulse quickly regained possession 6-8. Clinton put a long shot through the net 8-9. Clinton remained strong within the circle 9-10. Keenan and Oyesola continued working hard which allowed Clinton to convert from a Pulse centre pass. Grierson then added one to the team’s tally from their own centre pass to keep Rhinos in the game. Clarke found Grierson with just 20 seconds remaining, a missed shot saw Pulse transition quickly,but time also denied them of a goal giving Rhinos a two-goal lead entering the first break 10-12.

Neither side made changes within the second quarter. Pulse converted their own centre pass and Keable then picked up the ball to level the game at 12 all. An attacking contact call was made against Pulse which allowed Rhinos to pull one back. Pulse however then took a Rhino centre pass to goal along with their own 14-13. Rhinos applied pressure through the court and forced Pulse off their backline which allowed Clinton to pop another through the net 15-14. Grierson found Clinton to level it back up at 15 all. Both sides converted their own centre pass to keep it level for a couple of minutes up to 17 a piece. The ball went off the backline for Rhinos, Tchine finished it for pulse 19-17. McDonald popped one through the net for Pulse which gave the home side a three-goal lead 20-17. A footwork call went against Rhinos and after Pulse converted their own centre pass extending their lead to five 22-17. Clarke was patient with the ball to find Clinton 22-18. The ball went between both teams back and forth, Clinton settled the game and her away side 23-19. Hall found Clinton with a beautifully placed ball 24-20. Keenan got the front space and read play well to earn the ball. Quick hands from Pulse just beat the tight defensive pressure of Keenan and Oyesola 26-21. Clinton remained calm for another. and a whole team defensive effort saw Pulse off the backline allowing Clinton to add one more reducing the home sides lead to three entering the half term break 26-23.

‬Clarke got the second half of the game underway, and Hall quickly popped one over into Clinton 26-24. Pulses defence connected well earning the ball, Tchine added another goal to London Pulses tally 28-24. Pulse extended their lead out to five but Clinton remained composed 30-25. Keable turned over another ball for the home side Pulse which saw their lead extend out to seven 32-25. Magee was calm on the transition holding the ball on the line until there was options within the attacking third, this allowed the whole attacking unit to build on the passage of play to end with the goal 31-26. It was Rhinos defences turn to earn the ball this time round, 31-27. Rhinos remained patient but both Clinton and Grierson were out of the circle to help with the transition. Clinton was then found within the circle and put up a long shot 33-28. Clarke remained strong on the body of Rattu which allowed Hall the time to find Clinton 34-29. Clinton remained composed and continued strong under the post 36-30. Pulse added two more to their tally extending their lead out to eight 38-30. Grierson regained possession for Rhinos before putting a goal on the board. Pulse went long into Tchine who continued successful extending Pulses lead. Tight defensive pressure from Rhinos was felt by Pulse at the end of the third quarter as the ball was forced off the side line. Clinton added one and then another onto Rhino’s total meaning they went into the final quarter eight goals behind semi-finalists London Pulse.

‬Paige Kindred entered the game at WD for the final quarter of the game for Leeds Rhinos. Rhinos quickly took their first centre pass to goal showing the intent they were playing with 42-35. Clinton added one more for the away side, but Pulse maintained their seven goal lead 43-36. Oyesola lead from the front as captain and picked up the ball for her side. Pulse soon regained possession 44-36. Oyesola applied pressure which forced Pulse off the backline. Rhinos transitioned but a missed shot gave possession back to Pulse 45-36. Rhinos forced Pulse off the backline again allowing Clinton to net it 45-37. Clinton drove the baseline to add one more goal to Rhino’s tally 45-38. Clinton sank another goal to continue reducing the deficit 46-39. Clarke tipped the ball but was called for contact, this disruption to Pulse’s flow saw them slow to reconnect to next phase of play and Oyesola won the backline. Clinton continued strong within the circle. Clinton kept control of a high ball and herself and Clarke combined well. Rhinos continued to add goals to their tally in effort to close the gap, but Pulse remained successful on their centre passes. Keable earned the ball for the home side again, and they converted from a Rhinos centre pass 51-44. Clarke battled for the ball and ended up on the floor but gave her side possession. Pulse regained possession further down the court and continued to pull away 52-44. Clinton took a high ball within the circle to add one last goal onto her sides tally which saw the game end 52-45.

Leeds Rhinos Netball finished their season with an incredible performance in their round 20 game against London Pulse. Rhinos’ netball thank Tracey Robinson for the past season as head coach and wish her well in all her future adventures. Rhinos netball also congratulate Vicki Oyesola, Leeds Rhinos co-captain on reaching the 100 Vitality netball super league  games milestone at this weekend’s fixture.

 

Home Team

GS – Olivia Tchine

GA – Sacha McDonald

WA – Alicia Scholes

C – Ellie Rattu

WD – Zara Everitt

GD – Funmi Fadoju

GK – Lindsay Keable

RES: Ashleigh Dekker, Tayla Honey, Berri Neil, Jasmin Odeogberin, Kira Rothwell

 

Away team

GS – Amy Clinton

GA – Brie Grierson

WA – Amelia Hall

C – Jade Clarke

WD – Michelle Magee

GD – Vicki Oyesola

GK – Tuaine Keenan

RES: Lydia Walker, Amelia Veevers, Paige Kindred, Annie James

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Leeds Rhinos netball travelled down to London to take on London Pulse for their final game of the 22 season. Looking to end their season on a high Rhinos were in for a contested game between third place and semi-finalists London Pulse.

Clarke got Leeds Rhinos final game of the 22 season underway, Rhinos displayed patience taking the ball to goal however Keable won it for Pulse. Oyesola took back possession for her side which allowed Clinton to pop one through 0-1. Despite turning over a Pulse centre pass, Rhinos couldn’t take it to goal. Tchine popped one through for pulse 1-1. Clinton did well to keep a hold of that ball and Grierson got her first of the game 1-2. Oyesola earned her side the ball from another pulse centre which Rhinos took to goal 1-4. Clarke found Clinton early, a missed shot but after a backline, Clinton put another one on the board 5-2. Rhinos couldn’t keep a hold of the ball within the circle this time, and Pulse transitioned quickly but tight defensive pressure from Keenan and Oyesola forced them off the side line. Clarke and Grierson combined well, Clinton successfully took a penalty 6-3. Grierson did well to keep hold of the ball before adding another goal onto the board. An offside ball was called against Pulse which saw Clinton put another through the net 8-5.Tight defence from Rhinos saw them earn the ball but Pulse quickly regained possession 6-8. Clinton put a long shot through the net 8-9. Clinton remained strong within the circle 9-10. Keenan and Oyesola continued working hard which allowed Clinton to convert from a Pulse centre pass. Grierson then added one to the team’s tally from their own centre pass to keep Rhinos in the game. Clarke found Grierson with just 20 seconds remaining, a missed shot saw Pulse transition quickly,but time also denied them of a goal giving Rhinos a two-goal lead entering the first break 10-12.

Neither side made changes within the second quarter. Pulse converted their own centre pass and Keable then picked up the ball to level the game at 12 all. An attacking contact call was made against Pulse which allowed Rhinos to pull one back. Pulse however then took a Rhino centre pass to goal along with their own 14-13. Rhinos applied pressure through the court and forced Pulse off their backline which allowed Clinton to pop another through the net 15-14. Grierson found Clinton to level it back up at 15 all. Both sides converted their own centre pass to keep it level for a couple of minutes up to 17 a piece. The ball went off the backline for Rhinos, Tchine finished it for pulse 19-17. McDonald popped one through the net for Pulse which gave the home side a three-goal lead 20-17. A footwork call went against Rhinos and after Pulse converted their own centre pass extending their lead to five 22-17. Clarke was patient with the ball to find Clinton 22-18. The ball went between both teams back and forth, Clinton settled the game and her away side 23-19. Hall found Clinton with a beautifully placed ball 24-20. Keenan got the front space and read play well to earn the ball. Quick hands from Pulse just beat the tight defensive pressure of Keenan and Oyesola 26-21. Clinton remained calm for another. and a whole team defensive effort saw Pulse off the backline allowing Clinton to add one more reducing the home sides lead to three entering the half term break 26-23.

‬Clarke got the second half of the game underway, and Hall quickly popped one over into Clinton 26-24. Pulses defence connected well earning the ball, Tchine added another goal to London Pulses tally 28-24. Pulse extended their lead out to five but Clinton remained composed 30-25. Keable turned over another ball for the home side Pulse which saw their lead extend out to seven 32-25. Magee was calm on the transition holding the ball on the line until there was options within the attacking third, this allowed the whole attacking unit to build on the passage of play to end with the goal 31-26. It was Rhinos defences turn to earn the ball this time round, 31-27. Rhinos remained patient but both Clinton and Grierson were out of the circle to help with the transition. Clinton was then found within the circle and put up a long shot 33-28. Clarke remained strong on the body of Rattu which allowed Hall the time to find Clinton 34-29. Clinton remained composed and continued strong under the post 36-30. Pulse added two more to their tally extending their lead out to eight 38-30. Grierson regained possession for Rhinos before putting a goal on the board. Pulse went long into Tchine who continued successful extending Pulses lead. Tight defensive pressure from Rhinos was felt by Pulse at the end of the third quarter as the ball was forced off the side line. Clinton added one and then another onto Rhino’s total meaning they went into the final quarter eight goals behind semi-finalists London Pulse.

‬Paige Kindred entered the game at WD for the final quarter of the game for Leeds Rhinos. Rhinos quickly took their first centre pass to goal showing the intent they were playing with 42-35. Clinton added one more for the away side, but Pulse maintained their seven goal lead 43-36. Oyesola lead from the front as captain and picked up the ball for her side. Pulse soon regained possession 44-36. Oyesola applied pressure which forced Pulse off the backline. Rhinos transitioned but a missed shot gave possession back to Pulse 45-36. Rhinos forced Pulse off the backline again allowing Clinton to net it 45-37. Clinton drove the baseline to add one more goal to Rhino’s tally 45-38. Clinton sank another goal to continue reducing the deficit 46-39. Clarke tipped the ball but was called for contact, this disruption to Pulse’s flow saw them slow to reconnect to next phase of play and Oyesola won the backline. Clinton continued strong within the circle. Clinton kept control of a high ball and herself and Clarke combined well. Rhinos continued to add goals to their tally in effort to close the gap, but Pulse remained successful on their centre passes. Keable earned the ball for the home side again, and they converted from a Rhinos centre pass 51-44. Clarke battled for the ball and ended up on the floor but gave her side possession. Pulse regained possession further down the court and continued to pull away 52-44. Clinton took a high ball within the circle to add one last goal onto her sides tally which saw the game end 52-45.

Leeds Rhinos Netball finished their season with an incredible performance in their round 20 game against London Pulse. Rhinos’ netball thank Tracey Robinson for the past season as head coach and wish her well in all her future adventures. Rhinos netball also congratulate Vicki Oyesola, Leeds Rhinos co-captain on reaching the 100 Vitality netball super league  games milestone at this weekend’s fixture.

 

Home Team

GS – Olivia Tchine

GA – Sacha McDonald

WA – Alicia Scholes

C – Ellie Rattu

WD – Zara Everitt

GD – Funmi Fadoju

GK – Lindsay Keable

RES: Ashleigh Dekker, Tayla Honey, Berri Neil, Jasmin Odeogberin, Kira Rothwell

 

Away team

GS – Amy Clinton

GA – Brie Grierson

WA – Amelia Hall

C – Jade Clarke

WD – Michelle Magee

GD – Vicki Oyesola

GK – Tuaine Keenan

RES: Lydia Walker, Amelia Veevers, Paige Kindred, Annie James