Blaze get new campaign off to a roaring start

THE top three teams all have their eyes on each other following a big-scoring start to the new Premier Division season.

Amy Fallaize takes possession of the ball for Blaze as they make a statement of intent on opening night of the new Premier Division season with a convincing victory against Liberte NGT A, built on a lightning-fast start. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28771091)
Amy Fallaize takes possession of the ball for Blaze as they make a statement of intent on opening night of the new Premier Division season with a convincing victory against Liberte NGT A, built on a lightning-fast start. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28771091)

After her Blaze A bounced back from last season’s injury woes to win 59-28 against new outfit Liberte NGT A at the Grammar School, previous Panthers captain Nena Copperwaite expects a ‘really, really close’ contest for the Winter League’s main honour.

T&T Purple triumphed 70-31 against the young Blaze B and Resolution IT Green beat T&T’s second string 63-30 that same Tuesday night.

Rezzers Green, as defending champions, are in Copperwaite’s sights ahead of their big encounter in under two weeks’ time.

‘Rezzers are going to be incredibly strong this year,’ she said.

‘If we realistically want to be beating them, then that means strong play across all four quarters.

‘We’ve got depth this year to make changes as and when needed, which is a bonus.

‘We’re obviously looking forward to playing them as it’s always a good game.’

Blaze had pinched the 2018-19 title in a decisive showdown against Rezzers, and T&T’s predecessor, Titans, had an opportunity to snatch the honours last season following a remarkable post-Christmas comeback.

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