National League Division 3
Essex Rebels II 93 - Hemel Storm II 66
Hemel Storm II, sponsored by Certa Group Ltd, slumped to a disappointing loss in their last game of 2019. It was a performance that typified the season so far with periods of gutsy defence and well-executed offence contrasted with multiple individual and collective errors.
In a spirited first quarter Storm came back from a 9 point deficit to tie the scores at 23. And for the first few minutes of the second period Hemel maintained their momentum and briefly edged into the lead but things then went rapidly downhill. Rebels energetic play drove them to take the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters by 9, 7 and 11 point respectively culminating in an emphatic 27 point win.
Team Captain, Daryl Craine said: “We were more disappointed in our performance than the result; we didn’t play to the levels that we expect of ourselves. We’ll be working hard to put things right for the second half of the season.”
Nick Allin 17, Daryl Craine 15, Shaun Allin 15