SHIPLAKE COLLEGE made it three wins in a row as they triumphed at Pangbourne in a match played in cold, windy conditions.
The first quarter ended 2-2 as White, Rowbotham and McIntosh held off the opposition in defence with Lister as centre and Harman, Arnold and Holland in attack.
The second quarter saw a change in team, allowing some inexperienced players a chance to demonstrate their newly-learned skills. Despite good play from the defence, Kozhemyakina and Pongratz, and good channelling from Lister, Harman and Malagueira, Shiplake ended the second quarter trailing 5-4. Once again the team changed, resulting in more fluid passing and good defence from McIntosh in the goal circle. Rowbotham and Holland worked well together, intercepting the ball and passing it down the court to the midfield where Harman, Lister and Arnold worked it into the goal circle enabling White and Arnold to score. Shiplake ended the third quarter 8-6 ahead.
In the final quarter Shiplake extended their lead as the wind picked up. Good teamwork was evident in the last 10 minutes of the game as the visitors scored seven goals and only conceded four.