Report: Bristol Flyers Women 67-57 Exeter Eagles
Posted: Monday, December 7th 2015
Thursday, March 24th 2016
What seemed like a near impossible task two months ago, became reality on Sunday as the Flyers Women booked their place in the play-offs, in their first season back in the National League.
The team went on a fantastic six game winning streak, beating all the teams above them to secure their place.
Flyers biggest moment came on Sunday night, when they beat league champions Reading Rockets.
A focused Flyers team, would see them take an early lead first quarter lead 18-11 . An all-out defensive battle ensued in the second quarter. Reading reducing the Flyers lead by one. 29-21 at the half.
Reading came out determined in the third. The dangerous Cat Lutz, who caused many problems for the Flyers in the first meeting, began to make an impact on the score. Aggressive defence from both teams would see the foul count rack up the quickly. Reading winning the third quarter 11-17. 40-38 heading into the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Flyers took the game back to Reading. Flyers relentless defence once again started to take its toll. A frustrated Lutz would pick up her fourth foul, followed by a technical which would end her game. Offensively Flyers seemed to find more space, creating good scoring opportunities and started to stretch the lead.
As the game entered the final minutes, Reading were forced to foul early, forcing Flyers onto the free throw line. Captain Trish groves sealing the win with some fine shooting from the charity stripe. Flyers winning the game 63-54.
Coach Till was full of praise for his team: "What the girls have achieved has been amazing. The desire to reach the play-offs and overcome the odds has been a real achievement. We thoroughly deserve it.
"The focus must be to make the most of this opportunity. Confidence is high, if we have a full strength team I believe we can compete with anybody in the league."
Coach also praised the Rockets: "Reading deserve a lot of credit, they have been the stand-out team all season, they’re well coached and have some really good players, they thoroughly deserve their title."
Flyers will have to wait to see who they play in the first round of the play-offs . The game will be played on the weekend of April 2nd.
Qtr1 18 to 11
Qtr2 10 to 11
Qtr3 11 to 17
Qtr4 24 to 15
Images Billy East Photography
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