The Beast from the East 2.0 wasn’t going to hamper us getting to Birmingham. Saying that, Captain Sense of Direction a.k.a. Jordan was having a battle with his sat nav having gone to two other places before finding the right sports hall.
While Jordan was taking in a scenic tour of Birmingham, we were neck and neck with Brum. Their attack was fluid but the Leicester defence pushed back. Early goals from Craig meant Tempest always maintained a one-goal lead throughout the first half and by halftime it was 5-4 to Tempest setting up a juicy second half.
It was at this point Jordan blessed us with his presence and burst onto the court. Brum, as expected, came out strong but, as with the first half, Leicester’s defensive wall stood strong. Special mention to Abbi here for intercepting everything and never giving her girl a chance!
Brum changed their tactic. Having made some impact subs, they turned a one-goal deficit into a one-goal advantage. A quick flurry of goals further extended their lead. Tempest weren’t done yet though. A goal with a few minutes to go cut the goal difference to three. Vik’s excellent feed set up some promising Tempest movements with Neil, Jordan and Claire but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. Final score – 13-8.
Well done to Abbi and Chloe for coming back from injuries! Also, thanks to Craig, Dan and Vik for helping us out.
Highlight of the match – Neil for his pinpoint accurate pass from attack to defence having forgotten he was in attack!!
Craig – 3
Sanj – 3
Neil – 1
Claire – 1