Surrey Storm Scotland
11 February 2010
Surrey Storm continued their winning streak tonight with a 67-23 win over Scotland’s Glasgow Wildcats.
A raucous crowd, bagpipes and a tougher Wildcats outfit could not stop Storm’s sensational run of form and it was Storm’s goal machine Rachel Dunn who picked up her second Sky Sports Co-operative Player of the match award in just two weeks. Dunn has been scoring goals for fun this season and continued her stunning form with a massive 53 goals from 61 attempts.
Storm flew to Glasgow without head coach Mary Beardwood who was unable to fly due to last minute work constraints and vice captain Tamsin Greenway filled her boots as player coach.
Storm’s attack dominated from the start with centre Natasha Hampshire turning over ball and linking attack and defence impressively. Once again MnM, Sonia Mkoloma and Geva Mentor were flawless in defence aided by Becky Nash. After building a 49-14 lead by half time, Storm took the opportunity to try different combinations and Hannah Reid entered the court at goal keeper. She played alongside both Geva and Sonia in the second half and Wildcats could not see past the see of blue as the Storm defence denied the home side of any space.
It was another dominant display by the league’s leaders and Storm continue to build on their massive goal difference over second placed Hertfordshire Mavericks and third placed Team Bath.
Player coach for the evening and vice captain Tamsin Greenway stated: “We started slowly but built well, we were obviously going for goals and it was great to get different combinations on the court which once again proves our strength and depth. There is still a lot to work on but we are happy with the result”.
Storm sharp shooter Rachel Dunn was thrilled to get Co-operative player of the match for the second time in a fortnight; “I am really pleased but I’ve got to give credit to the rest of the team, the defence shut down so much ball tonight and the mid court and attack gave great feeds in so they gave me plenty of opportunities”.