Omega 2 vs Cosmic – Sunday 27th November 2016

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Omega 2 vs Cosmic - 27th Nov 2016

The team for the game was GS – Hannah Brown, GA – Emma Faulkner, WA – Lisa Short, C – Queenie Pearce, WD – Claire Statham, GD – Julie Stanbridge and GK – Lindsey Light.

Omega took the lead very quickly in the 1st quarter, with great feeding from the attacking players, into the circle where Hannah Brown was creating solid space.  Consistency in the shooting, steady, controlled play down court and strong defending winning many turnarounds resulted in a very comfortable lead by the end of the quarter, with the score 19 – 6 in Omega’s favour.

Cosmic struggled to retain the ball and convert the much needed goals, failing to score a goal until half way through the 2nd quarter.  Omega capitalised on errors made by their opposition, quickly increasing their lead, before taking their foot off the gas and allowing Cosmic to score 7 goals in the 2nd half of the quarter, leaving the score 38-13 by half time.

Cosmic tightened their defence in the 3rd quarter, but Omega shooters still proved too strong, scoring 16 out of the 21 attempts.  Once again, Omega defended well, intercepting many balls played by their opposition and capitalising on their gained advantage.  Cosmic fought hard and were not deterred by the score throughout, scoring their most goals in this quarter, but not enough to be a throw Omega off their game as they doubled their opposition’s goals, with the score of 54-21 by end of the third quarter.

The final quarter and Cosmic started slow gaining their 1st goal 4 minutes into the quarter and their other 2 goals in the final 1 1/2 minutes and Omega took advantage of this.   Some solid defending by the defence players, resulted in 12 turnarounds which the shooters were consistent in converting.  Just over a minute to the end of the game and Omega intercept and convert a goal and it’s their centre pass to end the game with 11 seconds to go.  Omega are quick to feed the ball into the circle, but pressure takes over and they fail to make the 70th goal.  The final score was 69 – 24.  A help to secure the goal difference should it be needed, but well done Cosmic for continuing the game with determination throughout.

Omega 2 vs Crosskeys

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Another competitive Herts League game between top of the table Crosskeys and 2nd place Omega.  The game started with the teams knowing the impact of the result on the league table, so both teams fought hard to retain possession of the ball and convert the goals, equalling each other in game play throughout the quarter, which ends in a draw of 9 goals a piece.

Omega 2 v Crosskeys 3Crosskeys start the 2nd quarter with consistent shooting.  Omega break on a couple of their centre passes and Crosskeys take advantage of their error, creating a lead in scores in their favour.   Omega’s eye is off the ball for the start of the quarter, but they soon settle and capitalise on errors made by Crosskeys.  They begin to close the gap and an interception by Omega defence, followed by a quick feed of the ball into their shooting circle resulted in an equalising goal from Omega in the final minute of the quarter, with the score 21-21.

Neither team are ready to be defeated and both fight to control their play and convert their goals.   Some superb feeding into the shooters and solid goal scoring allowed Omega to take the lead for the first time in the game.  They hold onto their lead to close the 3rd quarter 35-32 in their favour.

A  focussed team talk in the final quarter, which the whole team took onboard and followed, allowed Omega to not only maintain their lead, but increase it radically.  Several interceptions by the defence players and solid team play, saw Omega take the top spot on the league table from their opponents, with a final score of 50 – 38 to Omega.

Omega 1 vs Norwich Utd – 19th Nov 2016

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This was a top of the table match between Omega and 2nd placed Norfolk. As you would think the first quarter was fast and furious with both teams trying to settle into their rhythm of play. Both defences were strong from the start making some great interceptions with the score finishing 12 -11 to Norfolk.

Omega vs Norwich UtdSecond quarter Omega came out fighting trying to make up the one goal deficit. Good centre court support helped our shooters settle and score some excellent goals. Norfolk matched us in effort but with strong and aggressive defence Omega managed to finish the first half winning 26-21.

With some fresh legs after making a few team changes Norfolk closed the gap with some excellent shooting and possession around the court but Omega stayed focused and held the lead to 34-31.

After an encouraging team talk from the coach and captain Omega was determined to win this game. Our defence played amazing and after many interceptions Omega worked it well down the court feeding into the circle and finished with some impressive shooting. No doubt, Norfolk played their part with their strong defence and great shooting! However Omega’s confidence grew in the final quarter and they ran out winners 45-35.

A great game of netball played in a good competitive spirit by both teams!

Omega 1 vs Christchurch – Sunday 6th Nov 2016

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Omega 1 vs Christchurch

Another solid performance from The 1st team this weekend, against Christchurch. With only the bare 7, the whole team put in 100% throughout the game.  Omega started with a solid first quarter, making some great interceptions from the attacking circle all the way down to defence.  The score at quarter time reflected the efforts with omega up 17-9.   A team chat lead by coach and captain encouraged the team to reduce the speed and keep control.

The second quarter showed another great performance from the 1sts with great goals scored by player of the match, Emma Maidment.  Converting the majority of interceptions, Omega finished half time 33-18 up.  Half time talk encouraged controlled play, to keep safe possession of the ball towards goal.

Christchurch came back fighting in the 3rd and final quarter, also scoring some great goals, with brilliant interceptions from their player of the match, WD. The 3rd quarter saw a score of 46-31 to omega.

The final quarter was as challenging as the first 3, with Christchurch pushing towards omega throughout.   However, good possessional team play saw omega take the points with a final score of 56-41.