2023 Test Series – Eng v Jam (Jan)

2023 Test Series – Eng v Jam (Jan)2022-11-11T22:30:34+10:00
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  • SBNETTY
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      I have VPN, however, can still not access the games on BBC3/Iplayer. I am connected to the UK server. Any suggestions why I would not get access. When I Googled, it indicated that BBC recognise you are on VPN and blocks it.

      StatsNerd21
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        I used the BBC Sport app and that let me use a VPN- maybe the website and app have different capabilities?

        cookiesnjam
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          For those that are not in the UK or don’t have a vpn, go to Youtube and search “Khady therapy”. It has the games uploaded:)

          JR
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            Thanks cookiesnjam.

            JR
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              Just watched the second half of the second game. Loved watching Tchie, SD-L (so fast and so good on defence) and Fadoju ….and have a soft spot for ex-Vixens player Dehaney.

              Thanks again cookiesnjam.

              Won’t go on this Forum tomorrow till I watch the third game tomorrow evening. Thanks especially to Khady.

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                      cookiesnjam
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                        No problem JR, and thanks to Khady for uploading the games too! Hopefully, everyone enjoys the games:)

                        Just some thoughts re the second game:
                        England started with Pitman but imo she was a bit expensive with the turnovers. I would have liked Clarke to have come on earlier because I don’t think Allison and Pitman gelled well together. Attacking-wise, I was really impressed by Tchine’s ability to hold her space in the circle against the caliber of someone like Dehaney, and Housby and Drakeford-Lewis were both good at GA. Hopefully Housby’s injury yesterday isn’t anything too serious because if so than England have really limited shooting options. In the defense-end, I don’t think Guscoth and Harvey were as good as they were in the first game but Fadoju was still really impressive. I would like to see Mentor having a go at GK instead of Harvey with Fadoju at GD and Guscoth at WD.

                        However, something has to be said about the coaching decisions from both sides, particularly England. It was the right move to put Metcalf back on at WA but Thirlby really needs to stop with the Malcolm love. Laura Malcolm is a decent player but when you have the likes of Allison, Clarke, Guscoth who can all play WD so much better, there really isn’t any need to put her on. Both teams also struggled with injuries tonight but England made the change and put Guscoth back on even though she went of twice due to a head injury and eventually came on with her head heavily strapped? It didn’t look good and I would have just let Williams stay on at GD. Fadoju off the court was also something I didn’t understand because she was really the only one winning ball back for England.

                        On the other hand for Jamaica, they were honestly really lucky Dixon-Rochester was able to pull through with that Knee injury because I don’t think they would have won without her. However, I really hope Dixon-Rohester is fine though and wasn’t forced by Connie Francis to come on at C because she was literally crying during one of the breaks and the amount of ice on her knee went even higher which was very worrying to see. However, I do not know fully know about the player’s conditions re both teams and can only hope they are being managed well.

                        Overall, credit has to be given to Jamaica for their performance yesterday and I think Dehaney and Beckford really stepped up for them yesterday. Bring on game 3!

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                          Test 3:

                          Missed most of the first half because I fell asleep! But they go in at halftime with Jamaica up 31-30. Elle McDonald has just recently come on for her first test cap, and it’s a Collingwood battle with Mentor v Nelson in the Jamaica goal circle.

                          This was the Jamaica starting team, same as the first 2 tests:

                          GS Fowler
                          GA Beckford
                          WA Williams
                          C Dixon-Rochester
                          WD Plummer
                          GD Ward
                          GK Dehaney

                          And this was England…

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                            3/4 time: England 48-44

                            Jamaica’s WD Plummer was sent off for 2 minutes.

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                              Eng 60-55 with 5 mins left.

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                                Full time: England 63-59

                                Player of the match: Nat Metcalf
                                Player of the series: Layla Guscoth

                                England win series 2-1

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                                  McDonald had a great debut. Nothing flashy or spectacular but a steady influence in the middle. I also liked the difference in having an attacking C rather than defensive, the Eng attach gelled a little more. The battle will be between her and Pitman, there’s no room for 2 specialist WA’s.

                                  Tchine was awesome today, and this was one of Housby’s better performances. Thirlby said that she goes missing at times and I agree. She didn’t today though. I’d like to see more of that combination in the Quad Series to know if Tchine should go to the WC.

                                  I didn’t miss Malcolm if I’m honest. There are better WD’s than her, better C’s and better WA’s. When she came on in the 2nd match, I didn’t notice her at all.

                                  I liked the change bringing Nelson on for Fowler. It was nice to see something a little different but Fowler was steady as always. I do think that Nelson brought Beckford into the game when she was on.

                                  As much as I admire Connie Francis’ coaching brain, it was a mistake leaving Plummer on after getting a warning.

                                  I think that with a full-strength team, Jamaica would’ve won the series, but they played incredibly well with the players they had (apart from the 2nd half of that first match) and turned over a lot of ball.

                                  It’s far away, but out of the top 4, I see Eng not medalling at the WC. I think Aus, NZ, Jam will take some beating but we’ll have to wait and see.

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