Meteors shoot to key win over Liffey Celtics

by Karl Graham

METEORS finally recorded their first win since the opening day of the season as they held on to a 56-53 victory over second placed Courtyard Liffey Celtics in the Women’s Super League at Colaiste Iosagain.
They started the season well with a narrow victory over DCU Mercy but the Stillorgan club struggled to build on it.
The weekend saw a relatively low scoring game with the majority of Meteors’ points coming at the hands of two players – Eimear Martin and Monet Neal scoring 21 and 20 points respectively.
Meteors actually trailed by six points at half-time but they responded excellently in the second half and showed great nerve to hold onto their lead as the Celtics came at them.
Head Coach Greg Petrovic was delighted with the win and expects to see a lot more of the same during the second half of the season.
“I think this game shows how well we can play,” he said of the win.
“We played with our homegrown talent and it was great to see all of the support here.
“We made things a bit difficult for ourselves at the end but we finished it out. I’m delighted for the players – they work hard and deserved the win.”
The win moves Meteors into third from bottom after Pyrobel Killester defeated the NUIG Mystics and they will be hoping to end the year on a high with a trip to Cork in two weeks time to take on bottom of the table Singleton Supervalu Brunell, before enjoying a five week break over the Christmas period.
“We hope to learn something from this and I said before that this team is going to play well after Christmas because it is a new team.
“Generally, when you have 12 new players who have never played together before it is going to take them time to learn and get used to me.
“I am a new coach as well so it can be a very difficult transition for a club to make but I hope they get their reward in the end,” Petrovic concluded.

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