Wasps beat Wasps and mother gets better of daughter!

16:45 24 October 2012

Local teams taking part in the charity versatility tournament at the Exmouth tennis centre on Thursday evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4506-37-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Local teams taking part in the charity versatility tournament at the Exmouth tennis centre on Thursday evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4506-37-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Wasps 61, Wasps Juniors 36

The ‘dreaded’ game finally arrived where the two Wasps teams came up against each other both fighting for the top of the table position.

At the initial toss of the coin it was mother versus daughter as Wasps skipper Louis Passmore was joined by Wasps’ Junior skipper Emily Steer!

Prior to the coin tossing it was thought that words of ‘win this match and you are grounded for a week’ were heard!

Wasps won the first centre pass but the juniors were quick to steal possession and finished with the opening goal. It was soon 2-0 and the seniors were in the unusual situation of being a couple of early goals down.

They rallied, dug deep, and pulled a goal back, but the juniors were soon back on the offensive and some crisp passing with both accuracy and precision had their senior opponents chasing shadows whilst goal shooter Becca Barnes was clinical with her finishing.

A quarter-time pep talk resulted in a change of game plan for the senior side to counter the greater movement and fitness of the younger team!

Wasps blocked out a lot of flat balls and goal defence, Sarah Harris, worked on keeping goal attack, Mel Mugford, out of the shooting area which then enabled goal keeper, Louise Passmore, to stick close to the juniors shooter.

Wasps wing defence, Millie Cooper, played an outstanding game applying constant pressure around the circle trying to stop the ball being fed in. The changes worked in the seniors’ favour and they reached half time sporting a 23-198 advantage.

The third quarter is notoriously the better quarter for Wasps but unfortunately for them so it is also such for the junior team! However, the seniors prevailed to end the quarter with a 40-26 lead.

In the final quarter the junior team came back strongly and young Barnes continued to show a keen eye for goal.

At the final whistle the senior side were triumphant to the tune of a 61-36 score line. However, the juniors left the court with their heads held very high and the senior team accepting that they had just been given a right royal game!

The respective Players of the Match were the seniors’ goal attack Nicky Field and the juniors’ wing defence Emily Steer.

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