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Netball - 04. February 2011.

Team Bath overcome Dragons

Training Village, University of Bath
7:30pm Thursday 3rd February, 2011

Celtic Dragons were full of fight against TeamBath in their FIAT 
Netball Superleague third round match at the Training Village at the 
University of Bath but were overcome in the final quarter of the game. 
It was a testing battle for both sides and gave both sets of coaching 
staff plenty of notes for the next weeks of training.

The Dragons have been accused of failing to remember the game plan in 
the early stages of their matches so far this season, something they 
put right in the first half of this game.  The visitors were 3 ahead 
at the end of the forst 15 minutes and there was a just one goal in it 
at half time.  Jess Garland, Bath’s head coach though it was “a very 
committed performance from the Dragons, they knew where to shut us 

Melissa Hyndman chose not to make any changes to her starting seven 
during the match, while her opposite number tinkered with a few 
combinations that really came strong in the last quarter, which is 
where the home side was able to win the match.

TeamBath head coach Jess Garland felt her team struggled attacking 
wise one-on-one early on but that they responded well in the second 
quarter and was pleased with her defence as the game went on: "Eboni 
and Stacey turned over lots of ball and really stamped their authority 
as the game continued.

"When Kirsty Delves came on she gave another option and created lots 
of space for Pam.  Our decision making may have been inconsistent but 
it was a very good finish in the final quarter, a fantastic response 
to be behind the Celtic Dragons for a long time and then come home 
strong to win by ten points."

Celtic Dragons head coach Melissa Hyndman admitted feeling only a 
little disappointed at the final result: "We went there to compete and 
what we’ve learned from the first two games is that we had to start 
well.  We have been working on that all week and that’s paid off.

"I think we only lost this match in the last seven minutes of last 
quarter, Eboni Beckford Chambers and Stacey Francis were able to cut 
down the final feed.  TeamBath had a good game but I think we 
outplayed them. My whole team played really well today which is why I 
made no changes. I reckoned

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