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Women’s Report: Bristol Flyers 47-45 Southwark Pride

The final result between Bristol Flyers Women and the visiting Southwark Pride came down to the dying moments on Saturday.

It was an uncertain start to the game – both teams took a while to find their rhythm and, from the off, seemed most mindful of not allowing each other to break away. The first quarter was low scoring as a result, with only twelve points scored in total.

Mai Zilbeti ended the drought with under two minutes left in the first, then proved herself to be the ultimate driving machine – repeatedly knifing through the lane, putting the Flyers in front by eight points.

Halfway through the second Southwark tied the scores, to which Flo Ward responded with a basket on the Flyers’ offensive end and eight unanswered points from Fiona Fox gave them their first double digit lead. It was a great showing from the Flyers’ captain, finishing with 12 points in the contest.

Southwark were able to reduce the deficit, but still trailed by six at half-time.

Both teams returned to the court with plenty of energy -  but again found it hard to get shots to drop.

Flyers were able to hold on to the lead, which stood at 40-31 after Flo Ward ended the quarter with a buzzer-beating three.

Southwark opened the fourth quarter scoring, but Michelle Tattersall gave the Flyers back their double-digit lead - it could have been bigger if not for taking their eye off the shot clock once too often.

Late in the fourth Southwark found their second wind and started to pressure the Flyers’ defence. They made it a four point game ahead of the final minute, then took a one-point lead on the final possession of the game. Flo Ward put the Flyers up 47-45 with a three, the last of her game-high 14 points. 

When Southwark took possession, Zilbeti got the steal and drew the foul. With seconds left, Southwark’s Jade Guidolin Duncan wrested back the ball and put up one last shot to tie, but missed the target. The Flyers breathed a sigh of relief – the all-important win was theirs.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR

Written by Jack Ford. Jack has been volunteering with Bristol Flyers writing game reports on Flyers Women for the website and gameday programme.

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