Wasps see off Bicton as youngsters star on both teams

09:33 15 May 2014

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Wasps 56, Bicton 23.

Despite the season nearing its end this was the first meeting of the campaign after the earlier season meeting had been postponed, writes Louise Passmore.

Despite both team challenging for the top honour and a close encounter being anticipated, it proved to be a big win for Wasps, though the game that was closer than the score suggests!

Despite losing the first centre and Bicton capitalising on this, Wasps never stopped fighting and quickly made use of their centre with GA Nicola Field equalising. A quick steal by Wasps’ defence saw their team into the elad for the first time and then Wasps used the centre to their advantage, scoring again with some slick teamwork.

Bicton came back well, made several centre-court interceptions and their 14-year-old GA, Anya Kilburn-Thompson showed maturity beyond her tender years with a number of well executed goals.

In the second quarter the Bicton defence frustrated the Wasps who took a little time to settle into a regular rhythm, something they did once they cut out the loose passes.

Bicton were also scoring at a regular rate at the other end, but then the Wasps machine moved up another gear as they stole possession and fired the netball into the net using the height advantage of the GS, Helen Chester, to pick up any rebounds. This enabled them to take a half-time 26-12 lead.

Bicton made positional changes at the break whilst Wasps players receiving a stinging rebuke from skipper Louise Passmore to which they responded displaying a much tighter unit, making it easier to find the shooters and the goals flowed as a result!

Wasps are usually at their best in the third quarter of a contest and this was no exception as they ended the period with a 42-18 lead.

The final quarter again saw changes but for both sides this time. Mother and daughter duo of Katherine and Anya Kilburn-Thompson for Bicton were in the shooting area showing great signs of communication (although sure it was a case of Anya doing what mum says for fear of getting it wrong!), popping the goals in and Wasps also had a mother daughter duo of Louise and Emily Passmore on court showing great teamwork in the mid-court area with fast and strong balls being fed across the court.

Great credit must go to youngsters Anya and Emily for not letting the pressure get to them and proving to be very much ‘at home’ in such company. Both youngsters were named the respective teams Player of the Match.

Teams: Wasps; Louise Passmore, Jo Leitch, Millie Cooper, Cat Mills, Sasha Podbury, Emily Steer, Nicola Field, Helen Chester.

Bicton; Sally Eade, Katherine Kilburn, Jo McKenzie, Cath Holt, Sue Moger, Anya Kilburn, Rachael Cotton

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