OPA Greens beat QM Old Girls

PUBLISHED: 15:30 13 February 2017

OPA Vets and Greens face the camera after their club derby

OPA Vets and Greens face the camera after their club derby


Emphatic win for OPA Whites

OPA Greens continued their Essex Met League campaign with victory against QM Old Girls.

Despite snowy conditions, Chelsy Honeyghan, Wendy Dorviis, Laura Taylor-Burge, Kayla Browne, Rasheel Bhopla, Louise Francis and Carol Young showed plenty of determination from the start.

OPA led 10-3 at the first break and they maintained their dominance, despite losing Browne to injury, in the second quarter.

Sharon Boyce came on in her place and OPA eventually ran out 30-24 winners, with Taylor-Burge and Bhopla took their player of the match and umpires’ awards.

OPA Whites were also celebrating after an emphatic 40-9 win over Oakwood kept them at the top of the table.

Yasmin Browne, Delphina Thomas, Jenny Mcleod, Verena Mitschelen, Bisi Owolabi, Eva Apio and Hannah Gillott controlled play from the start, with Apio and Browne winning their awards.

But OPA Vets were edged out by Eclipse in their latest fixture, going down 36-35.

Janet Campbell, Sue Collins, Stacy Collins, Karen Miller, Stephanie Miller, Brenda Blanc, Sharon Boyce, Colette Corbin and Carol Young produced a good first quarter to build an 11-6 lead, but Eclipse were back on level terms at 16-16 at half time.

The third quarter saw Eclipse get their noses in front and, although OPA fought hard in the final session, they held on for victory.

OPA are in second place and face Marshalls White in their next match, while OPA Green take on Essex Open D and OPA White meet Essex Open G.

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