Aldon v Reckleford

52-34

Aldon faced Reckleford in what was set to be an exciting inter club match to end the season.

Having already beat them once this season, Aldon knew Reckleford were going to come out fighting, however Aldon’s plan was to just have fun and play the game their way.

The first quarter stared as Aldon expected, with Reckleford hitting the ground running and quickly turning over Aldon’s first centre pass to take  an early lead. However, Aldon soon found their stride and with some fast attacking play were able pull themselves back in to it. Aldon pressured every ball and were able to force errors, which they quickly transitioned down the court and converted, ending the quarter 16 – 11 to Aldon.

Aldon went into the second quarter wanting to build on their momentum from the end of the first. However Reckleford came back fighting, with some excellent defensive play, closing the space in the D and causing Aldon’s attack to make errors. Having had a great season together in the D, Aldon’s shooters used their experienced partnership to overcome the pressure, creating space, which enabled easy feeds from the D edge. The quarter ended with a 28- 19 lead.

The key for Aldon in the third quarter was keeping the intensity high, and fighting for every ball. Some changes were made to both attack and defensive ends, to introduce fresh legs.  Both players settled quickly into the game, and Aldon were able to maintain their intensity. Sticking to their game plan Aldon took interceptions in every third of the court. The Aldon defence worked tirelessly to pressure the Reckleford attack and overturn the ball. The quarter ended 25- 42.

Going into the final quarter with a 17 point lead Aldon could feel the win coming. However Reckleford fought right to the end and Aldon could not get complacent, nearly loosing the last quarter. When the final whistle went,  the score was 34- 52 to Aldon.

A brilliant team performance  and a great win to end the season with.