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Saturday, December 08, 2007
The Great Britain Women's team secured their first international victory of the new era beating Luxembourg by 36 to 26. The GB team were once again playing in Beauvais, the same arena that the Presidents Cup is being played in but this time they were watched by the President of the IHF who had instigated GB's participation at this event.
Coach Morten Arvidsson had been pleased with the defensive performance against the Police team but felt that the GB team did not exploit this with fast counter attacking. It was different in this match, with the defence again looking strong but this time the team worked hard on the fast breaks and got their rewards with a great first 5 minutes, opening up a 4 – 1 lead. In fact the first goal was scored by Louise Jukes one of the TID players who has been playing handball only a few months having previously played Hockey to England junior (U18) level.
Over the next 15 minutes GB attacked with great energy and Yvette Frings was in fine form, scoring 4 goals in quick succession. At the other end Cerys Walker was having a fantastic game in goal saving 8 out of the 13 shots she faced. GB pulled away to a 13 – 4 lead but then suffered a mini collapse which lasted for 10 minutes. Luxembourg came right back in the game scoring 7 goals to only 2 from GB,
After half time however, GB gradually regained control with the team again working well in defence and setting up counter attacks which 15 year old Chloe Lam- Moores accepted greedily, scoring 6 goals. All the team got in on the scoring act, with Britt Goodwin also contributing 7 goals but Frings continued her goal scoring until she was harshly red carded for a third 2 minutes, having taken an earlier 2 minutes for a team mate by a mistake from the referee. She finished the match as top scorer with 8 goals.
After the match the squad posed for photos with Dr Moustafa, President of the IHF who was impressed with the progress this young side is making under coach Morten Arvidsson.
Squad and scores: Cerys Walker (gk), Sarah Hargreaves (gk), Laura Innes (gk), Yvette Frings ( 8) , Britt Goodwin (7 ) , Chloe Lam-Moores (6), Emma Dahlin (3), Kelsi Fairbrother (3), Holly Lam-Moores (3), Lynn McCafferty (2) , Louise Jukes ( 2), Sophie Keen (1), Lesley Robb (1), Paige Garvey.
Text: Mel Chowns
Thursday, December 06, 2007
GB women put up a credible performance against the French National Police team in Beauvais the warm up match to the World Championship matches.
Although losing 23 to 13, the team can be pleased with many aspects of the match, especially the defence which was very good throughout. Coach Morten Arvidsson was looking for a strong performance in defence, which would then lead to counter attack possibilities and although the defence was indeed good, the team did not exploit this with the fast breaks, which is normally where they are strong. The team were also looking at breaking the game down into 10 minute blocks, to see if they could increase the spells where they were effective in all areas.
GB started the stronger and quickly took a 3:1 lead over their more experienced opponents but the police team gradually pulled back into the game and at half time were 10 – 6 ahead but this was a good first half, especially the first 20 minutes for GB.
The Second half started badly for GB with lapses in concentration and too many technical errors. GB were also hampered by injuries to Britt Goodwin and Kelsi Fairbrother, which put huge pressure on captain Lynn McCafferty and left back Lenka Kocisova. The French Police pulled away in a strong 20 minute spell where they scored 12 goals to GB's 5. The coach brought back Sarah Hargreaves in goal and she saved 7 out of 11 shots and at one point the French side did not score for 10 minutes. GB finished strongly which was encouraging, only losing the last 10minutes 4:3 which gave a final score of 13 – 23 for the French side. McCafferty led the way with 6 goals, with Kocisova scoring 4 goals.
The team now have one more day of training before facing Luxembourg when they hope that their injury problems will be solved.
In the main event, France suffered a shock defeat to Angola.
Text: Melanie Chowns
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
This will be a tough challenge for the squad but an excellent warm up for the international against Luxembourg on Saturday.The squad has no major injuries apart from left back Lada Dungworth who injured her back just prior to the camp, so there will be a need for the remaining key back players Lynn McCafferty, Britt Goodwin and Yvette Frings to take on the additional responsibility.
Coach Morten Arvidsson took the squad for a light training session on Wednesday night after their journey, working on the counter attack and defensive positioning. This followed a session of video analysis of their game against St Sebastian as well as reviewing the defense work of France and Korea.
Good news for the squad is the welcome return of left winger Holly Lam-Moores from the Haslingden club, as she is now on the way back after a long layoff with a back injury.
Following the training camp, eight of the squad will return to the Handball Academy in Aarhus for the start of the spring term. They are: Cerys Walker, Lada Dungworth, Louise Jukes, Laura Innes , Sophie Keen , Holly Lam – Moores and Sarah Hargreaves
Text: Mel Chowns