TEAM JETS coach Linda Andrews says league position counts for nothing as her side prepares for a double-header against lower-ranked opposition.
The Islanders will move into the top three in South West Division I if they claim back-to-back victories, although Andrews is wary of the unknown quantity that is Almondsbury, whom they were due to face on Saturday afternoon. And it is already clear that Sunday’s opponents, Hucclecote Stars, will be no pushover – they are one of two sides to have beaten Jets so far this term.
‘It will be the first time we meet Almondsbury this season and we have no illusions that the game will be anything other than highly contested,’ said Andrews.
‘In this league, positions do not count for anything and we will be taking the game quarter by quarter and working through each 15 minutes.’
Jets are without a host of key players through Covid, injury or unavailability – including first-choice shooter Leah Griffin. However, Andrews has a wealth of junior talent to call upon.
‘Shooting duties will fall to Lottie Howe and Maddie Reynolds in place of Leah Griffin, who is one of our casualties to Covid,’ Andrews explained. ‘Lottie and Maddie have come through the junior Jets programme and have been fully committed to the jump up to seniors.’
More in Saturday’s JEP.