Co-captain column: Vicklyn Joseph looks back on the narrow victory over Severn Stars
PUBLISHED: 08:24 12 April 2017
In her exclusive Welwyn Hatfield Times column, Herts Mavericks co-captain Vicklyn Joseph reflects on her side’s stunning home win on Saturday.
This week saw us face Severn Stars.
With us both on the same amount of wins and losses we knew this match was going to be a tight contest.
Round seven saw some surprising wins from a few franchises which is exactly what makes this league so competitive and exciting.
It is coming down to the teams who have depth in their squads and the fire, fight and passion on the day.
It felt good yet again to be playing on our home ground for the fourth time this season.
Our fans were in for a treat as the U21s took to the court first for their match against Stars.
It was great to see our very own Halimat Adio play and help bring her team to victory with a convincing result (52-42)
It was soon time for the main event and after a solid warm-up and an inspiring team talk we were ready to face our midland competitors.
After a slow start we managed to pull ahead and finished the first half with a six-goal lead.
The third quarter saw a few errors creep in, but with the noise and interaction from the crowd we finished strong in the final quarter and were very delighted with the win (48-45).
We know that placing in the top four is not an impossible task but we have to start dominating against teams consistently for an hour and prove to our coaches, fans and ourselves that we deserve a place in the playoffs.
Looking forward to round eight will see us face Team Bath away on Friday, April 14.
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