Sharks II start the new season with slim victory against Iroquois Braves

Tonight we played host to Iroquois in the opening game of the 2014/15 season. Our squad numbers were up with the return of Dave and Steve to the mix as well as new players Amir and Mindi.

After a slow start we built up a 12-1 lead going into the end of the 1st, but Iroquois managed to pull this back to 14-8 at the start of the second.

In an all-round low scoring game in which proved we still have a few cobwebs to be blown away, we edged the next two quarters to go 33-21 up into the 4th.

A combination of missed chances and a lack of concentration on defense saw Iroquois come right back into the game 35-36 with 2 minutes to go. However the next 2 buckets went in our favour and should have allowed us see it out comfortably by maintaining possession while running down the clock. But when have we ever made things easy for ourselves?!?!

We did go on to take the game by a narrow margin in the last few seconds but it really could have gone either way.

Final Score: 41-38

Sharks Scorers: Marsh 10, Andrzejewski 9, Yogev 8, Smee 5, Grimes 3, Fitchett 2, Plail 2, Stopford 2.

Next up: New House away… 

October 2nd, 2014 by Alex Stopford