Last Wednesday Medway netballers took on Thames Valley in what proved to be one of the most successful matches in the BUCS league yet.
After a solid 37-7 win at the University of the Arts in London a few years ago we thought it probably couldn't get much better. However, this week's whitewash has meant that whilst we previously sat in 5th position, we have now sky rocketed up the ladder.
The game began with some concern as only one ref showed up, meaning that if the other team wanted to, they could play under protest and win anyway. Their coach looked like the kind of woman who might just do that. Fortunately, she seemed to have no idea of the kind of power she possessed and after a 2 goal lead in the first quarter, we were well on our way to gaining the goal difference we needed to propel ourselves to the top.
The thrashing continued as the unlucky Thames Valley seemed to be powerless to stop the Medway force sweeping up and down the court. Every time the ball managed to get anywhere near to their goal, the shooter would fumble, losing the ball to foot work, another chance slipping through their fingers. In her defense, when she did get the ball her shots seldom missed. Unfortunately for them, our shooter and goal attack didn't either.
Overall it was a brilliant match. Not one where everyone is on edge because the score is too close for comfort, but enjoyable all the same.
The final score was 72-10. For those who know few or no rules of netball, like football each goal is worth only one point.
With only two games left in the season lets hope we can show the world, or at least South-East England "how we do it."