OPA Green go down against Essex Open
PUBLISHED: 14:14 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:15 15 November 2016
Team lose on return to Met League action
OPA Greens suffered another Essex Met League loss against Essex Open C as they returned to action at the weekend.
The starting team of Wendy Dorvis, Jenny Mcleod, Chelsy Honeyghan, Laura Taylor-Burge, Kayla Browne, Rasheel Bhopla and Louise Francis worked hard but OPA were 13-7 down at the first break.
Mcleod came into the side at goalshooter, but OPA could not capitalise on her height advantage in the circle and captain Honeyghan brought Raslin Freeman in at goal defence in the second quarter, as Bhopla moved to wing defence.
OPA were still 22-14 down at half time, though, and the third quarter proved their worst as they only managed four goals.
They continued to show lots of determination and make some interceptions in the final quarter, but could not avoid a double-figure defeat.
There was better news for the vets team as they recorded their fourth win, beating Foxes 72-45.
Janet Campbell, Amanda Newton, Brenda Blanc, Karen Miller, Stephanie Miller, Colette Corbin and Carol Young started the action, but OPA were 10-7 down at the first break.
Stacy Collins replaced Newton in the second quarter and OPA were 32-28 up at half time, before Sharon Boyce replaced Corbin in the third quarter.
OPA extended their lead to 56-39 going into the final quarter and they pulled further clear in the closing stages for an emphatic triumph.
OPA Greens return to action on November 26 against Eclipse C, while the Vets take on Essex Open C and the Whites meet Woodford Warriors.
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