Tournament 5 Report - Sunday 8th March at Cheltenham Ladies College
Written by Bliss McFarlane
Cheltenham Ladies College hosted the penultimate tournament of this seasons Women’s South West League, which saw 6 of the 12 league teams compete against one another. While the weather may not have been on point, all teams went into their firsts games with all guns blazing. A previously triumphant Seagulls team returned to retain their position at the top of the league table. Their first game saw them face a well-oiled Exeter team. This game was extremely close, with both teams playing consistently until the final whistle, however in the end South Coast Seagulls were victorious winning 5-4.
The high level of ability shown in the Seagulls and Exeter game was reflected throughout each of the opening games, with Bristol securing a 9-5 win over a competitive Bath Ladies team while Bath LC were unlucky to lose out 3 goals to 2 against Birmingham in what was a very close game.
With the first games out of the way, all teams were warmed up and raring to go for their second games. Bristol were hoping to secure their second win of the day going into their game against the Seagulls, and they were successful with the final score being 7-4 to Bristol. Exeter were aiming for a second win too in their match against Bath Ladies, unfortunately for them the competition was too strong and Bath Ladies won the match 5-3.
The afternoon was no different with the same level of competitiveness and ability on show throughout all the games. The Seagulls afternoon went off to a flying start beating a well-driven Bath Ladies team 9-4, and continued to do so as they went on to fix wins against Birmingham and Bath LC 8-2 and 9-0, leaving them with 21 points overall all.
Bath Ladies won their games against Birmingham and Bath LC, and they finished the day with 16 points overall.
Birmingham finished with 5 points and Bath LC with 1 after games against the Seagulls and Exeter.
Exeter final games saw them win comfortably 9-0 against Birmingham and 11- 0 against Bath LC, meaning they finished the day with 12 points. Meanwhile Bristol Bombers ended their day with a comfortable 10-1 win over Exeter, securing them a solid 25 points placing them top of the table at the end of the day.
Well done to all those who took part and congratulations once again to Bristol Bombers who came out on top at the end of another enjoyable and successful tournament.
The next tournament will take place on Sunday 12th April at Westonbirt School.