Despite the squad being hit by unavoidable unavailabilities for the second week running, we still able to field a strong team against St. Cats. The prolific Lee was flown in from London especially for the match and the dedication of the rapidly improving Berry and Bartholomew ensured we were not left wanting for talent.
Using this somewhat vertically challenged line up, we got the match off to a strong start, creating many good shots but unfortunately not converting enough to build up a convincing lead. Our defence was uncharacteristically disorganised, allowing the clever movement and passing of Cats to open up some gaps. However, phenomenal work rate of the entire team managed to cover the majority of these and prevented them from turning into shooting opportunities. At the end of the first half the Cats number seven said his prayers and managed to hit a half court floater to bring the gap down to three points at the break, probably a fair reflection of the match so far.
Fortunately, at the start of the second half some extra spark was added to our offence through Lee’s characteristic drives and Geoff ‘the hot hand’ Nelson going on a mad one. This produces a slightly more comfortable lead that remained until the end of the match.