Otter returned to BWPL Super 5's this weekend with games vs Caledonia & Manchester. Otter started out slowly in the first quarter vs Caledonia (2-2) on but picked it up in the second quarter jumping out to a (6-3) lead. From there Otter controlled the game outscoring Caledonia 8 goals to 3 to take win 14-6. Mhairi Nurthen opened her Super 5's scoring account, netting four times for Otter in the win. Claudia Ferrone & Holly Campbell both got their hatricks with Hannah Patchett & Lex Higlett rounding out the scoring with 2 goals each.
Otter scorers vs Caledonia: Mhairi 4, Claudia & Holly 3, Lex 2, Hannah 2.
There was nothing between the teams in the first quarter and neither team were able to break through to register a score. Manchester were the broke the deadlock 3 minutes into the 2nd quarter, before Otters movement paid off earning them an exclusion which Kathy Rogers converted on the post levelling the score 1 all. Shortly after Otter scored again, this time with a brilliantly executed 4 on 3 counter, scored by Holly Campbell, her 4th counter goal of the weekend. The third quarter was all Otter. Otters press kept Manchester scoreless, while down the other end Claudia finished off a dangerous 3 on 2 counter with a very cheekily placed shot to go 3 -1 before Brooke finished the quarters scoring with a calmly executed lob. It was more of the same at the start of the 4th with Lex breaking on the counter & crossing to Peggy who tapped the ball into the next for a 5-1 lead. The final minute of play saw Manchester claim two consolation goals thanks to an extra man goal & late penalty, but it was too late and Otter took the win 5-3. The win saw Otter jump to 2nd on the table, with 4 games left to play.
Otter scorers v Manchester: Kathy, Claudia, Holly, Brooke, Peggy.
For more scores & current standings see the BWPL website.
Otter will be hoping for more of the same when they return to Super 5 actions next weekend in Liverpool. Where they will take on Manchester again @6:05pm, before playing Caledonia again Saturday @11:30am.