The 1sts from Rebecca Fitch:
A much anticipated match for the firsts today. A novel experience where we were going into a national league match as favourites to win!! Playing newly promoted Highbury, Thunder knew we had some work to do. Highbury came out strong and very physical. Fighting for everything. Ten minutes in it was a tight 3-3. But Thunder persisted and we wore them down and soon turned this into 10-3!! We finished the first half 13-7. Going into the second half we knew we needed to capitalise on the lead we already had to ensure we got those golden 2 points!!! Even with continuous subs, and changes down each end, Thunder managed to keep pulling ahead and creating awesome opportunities and sinking the right shots! Great work and tremendous effort got us a final score and a WIN of 28-15. Boo-ya! Nomads next week 💪🏻
The 2nds from Alex Webb:
Heartbreak for the seconds this weekend as despite leading for most of the match we lost 15-13 to farnborough. We pushed them hard and had them rattled throughout with them just pulling away at the end. Last year farnborough finished third in the league so this was a great effort from everyone. Massive shout outs to Sammy and Michael for stepping up and playing twice this weekend and 7 goal Chris Rainforth!
The 3rds from Michael Greenland:
Thunder 3 16 – Bristol Uni 1 10
Thunder 3 took on the always energetic Uni 1 on Saturday and we got our second win of the season.
Yet to win a game so far we knew Uni would would defend hard and use their speed against us in attack and after Uni took the first two goals we started matching them shot for shot during the first half.
We made life a little difficult for ourselves with a bit of passing and shooting which we probably know was below our usual standard but in the second half we turned it on and a combined 9 goals from Samuel Luke and Stephen Wood saw us push ahead to a comfortable win.
Big thanks to Paven, Eleanor and Sammy for making up for our shortage of girls this weekend. One more match before Christmas against league leaders Gloucester Lions.
The 4ths from Alex Hawkins:
A tense match for the 4s Vs Bristol Uni 2 as a slim lead held throughout the match buckled in the final seconds to an equaliser just before the final whistle. An inspirational defensive display from the whole team kept Uni struggling to catch up to Thunder, who played some impressive korf, including some excellent Thunder debuts. Final score 8-8!