Sidmouth Toucans welcome back Russell and bank another nine fair play points


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Sidmouth Toucans 9, HiQ 35 With the Honiton courts out of action due to the wintry weather, Sidmouth Toucans switched their Honiton League match with HiQ to the warmth of Colyton sports hall, writes Alexa Baker.

Toucans welcomed back original team member Vicki Russell, following the birth of her son, Finlay, and she shared the wing defence duties with Lesley Hall and survived!

The Toucans defence were put under pressure throughout, but Sarah Fletcher (GK) and Louise Neilson (GD), worked tirelessly throughout.

The impressive and consistent interceptions by Neilson caught the umpires eye and she was deservedly named the Toucans Player of the Match.

Such is the dedication of the Toucans team that centre Rachel Darlami and skipper Sarah Sparks (WA) were trying out new centre play techniques at Saturday’s training session at Sidmouth sports hall, prior to the match with HiQ and some of the new play worked a treat!

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Further evidence of the collective determination to keep developing as a team was the regular shooting skills practise put in by Lucy Davies and Sarah Burston.

Both teams picked up nine fair play points for their efforts.

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