On Monday (7 February) Henley Hawks came out on top in a competitive match against Business Moves in the Premier Division of Maidenhead and District Netball League.
There was little to separate the teams in an evenly matched first half. The centre court players Judy Goforth (C ), Sammy Coff (WA) and Claire McCarthy (WD) worked well together and moved the ball swiftly. Henley led by one goal going into the second quarter.
The score 8 – 7.
Both teams kept up the pace and continued to match each other goal-for-goal, resulting in a score of 17 – 17 at half time.
Henley came out the stronger team in the second half. The defensive pairing of Emma Payne (GK) and Lydia Johnston (GD) held strong and helped make numerous turnovers to shift the ball into the Hawks favour. This gave the Hawks a five-goal advantage moving into the final quarter.
As the opposition got frustrated Henley kept up the pressure and pushed hard down the court. Chanti Stubbs (GS) and Katie Bayfield (GA) moved brilliantly in the circle and took every shooting opportunity to further extend the Hawks lead. The team communicated well and kept focused to secure a well-earned victory at the final whistle.
The result 38 – 28 to Henley Hawks.