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Spalding's Tulips Blue go Boston Boltz Sky high with win




Tulips Blue 43 Boston Boltz Sky 12

Tulips Blue got back to winning ways after starting their game against Boston Boltz Sky with intent.

Some beautiful movement down the attacking end set up Lucy Boyce and Millie Weller who were both on form in the shooting circle, putting the ball up with confidence.

Hayley Stevens, players' player of the match for Tulips Blue.Photo by David Dales.
Hayley Stevens, players' player of the match for Tulips Blue.Photo by David Dales.

At half time Tulips held a healthy 21-4 lead, with Ellie-Mae Stokes and Amy Bramma working in partnership to win several intercepts and tips at the defensive end of the court.

The Boltz attacking players were reluctant to let the ball go as Tulips were reading their game play, forcing their opponents into errors.

It was a great team performance from Tulips which saw some lovely link-up play across all areas of the court in taking the win.

Amy Bramma, umpire's player of the match for Tulips Blue.Photo by David Dales.
Amy Bramma, umpire's player of the match for Tulips Blue.Photo by David Dales.

Hayley Stevens was named players' player of the match, while Bramma won the umpire's player award.

Tulips Yellow 15 Boston Boltz Red 16

After they were outplayed in their previous match against Baby Boltz, Tulips Yellow were hoping for a better display against a Boltz Red side sitting just above them in Boston Netball League B.

The opening quarter saw some amazing communication and passes from the Yellows, but the Boltz got a head start with some great shots.

Freya Davis, player's player and umpire's player of the match for Tulips Yellow.Photo by David Dales.
Freya Davis, player's player and umpire's player of the match for Tulips Yellow.Photo by David Dales.

Yellows eventually made some great progress in the second quarter, finding themselves only three points behind due to some brilliant attacking in the D.

But Boltz managed to stay ahead, although a third quarter surge by Yellows saw them close the gap further thanks to some incredible shooting.

The great rhythm found by Yellows in the third quarter put them only two points behind and in the last quarter, both sides picked up the pace as every Yellows player worked hard in closing the gap to just a point.

However, time ran out on Yellows it what was a very positive game where the Tulips side worked welltogether to find a brilliant rhythm.

Freya Davis was voted players' and umpire's player of the match.


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