Panthers enjoy getting back to home comforts
THE long-awaited opportunity to entertain a home crowd played in Saffery Panthers’ favour as they brought their run of away disappointments to a halt yesterday.
Facing the lagging Clan Two in the comfortable surroundings of Beau Sejour, Panthers bounced back from their three straight losses in recent away games with a 38-31 win and are now hoping to regain some real momentum in South Division Three.
Panthers centre Tiff Gervaise-Brazier had been instrumental throughout, earning her player-of-the-match honours, and the captain reflected on the important victory.
‘We really needed that win today because we’ve had some games where the travel just got to us the last five weeks,’ she said.
‘I think today proved that we can lead the whole way out and we went on court today with more confidence and we were more clinical.
‘Really physical game today and we actually prefer the more physical games, but that just makes it that much harder to sustain the win when you’re constantly contesting for the ball.
‘Sometimes the pressure gets to us when it’s really close but today we reset the ball and kept going, kept going and kept driving hard.’
Joint-captain Charlotte Hill added: ‘This will definitely boost the girls’ confidence going into the final game before Christmas.’
That match is against Sussex Lightning on 1 December and it will once again take place on Guernsey soil.
- More in Monday's Guernsey Press.