Blaze on fire from the off as they extend winning run

BLAZE were in no mood to hang around and absorb the atypical Beau Sejour surroundings in their latest important Premier Division showdown.

T&T Purple's player-of-the-match Amy Le Tocq takes a centre pass against Blaze A at Beau Sejour. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28897733)
T&T Purple's player-of-the-match Amy Le Tocq takes a centre pass against Blaze A at Beau Sejour. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28897733)

They raced to a hefty advantage against T&T Purple, enough to quell the opposition’s comeback hopes and win convincingly 56-42, and with it have sped to their first significant lead in the Winter League’s top flight.

But captain Nena Copperwaite insists they will not be getting ahead of themselves after beating both likely title rivals, holders Resolution IT Green being the others, in a rapid-fire series of ‘big three’ matches.

‘We were really pleased with our win, particularly with such a good start... which basically set us up for the match,’ she said.

‘We came out of the blocks hard and kept it up.

‘It was great to get everyone on court too. A bit of a last minute juggle around in my head for line-ups as Jaymee-Leigh [Weysom] realised she had odd trainers on just before we were due on court.’

Beyond that comical blip, Copperwaite praised Cochrane, Staples, Green and Le Lacheur, while noting that the title race is far from won.

‘Confidence-wise, it’s obviously nice to get two tough wins under our belt, but we’ll just keep taking it game by game and not get ahead of ourselves.

‘Still a long way to go,’ she added in anticipation of three more meetings against both their core rivals.

Ella Staples took player-of-the-match honours for Blaze while Amy Le Tocq earned Purple's nomination.

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