Birmingham maintained their 100% record with a classy 58-46 win over Worcester, stretching their already 9 point lead at the top of Midlands Division 1A.
Birmingham began their performance with an intense and fast paced first fifteen, leading 17-8 at the break. Their quick build up play led by WA Jordan Moxey and C Ellie Townsend, proved too much for Worcester’s defense, as GS Emily Sutton and GA Ashley Thomas- Rowe were given chance after chance to score, which they did convincingly, Sutton in particular looking in imperious form.
Worcester came back into it in the second quarter shortening Birmingham’s lead to 7, with the half time score at 29-22 to the home side. But Worcester weren’t able to keep up their high pressing game in the third quarter and Brum capitalised extending their lead, to make the score 47-34 to Birmingham heading into the final quarter. XS Star Player Amy Napper made several key interceptions stopping Worcester attacks and started numerous counter attacks, which Sutton and Thomas- Rowe finishing the vast majority of these attacks with consummate ease.
Worcester trailed by 13 points going into the final quarter, with no real hope of coming back into it. But with this admittedly large lead Birmingham did become a little complacent with a few defensive errors and sloppy passing. Nevertheless it wasn’t enough for Worcester as Birmingham’s attackers were still in clinical form, taking Brum to their seventh straight win with an emphatic performance, showing why they are the runaway leaders of the division.