Eurotech have formula in place to keep firing

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Eurotech are ready to make their presence felt in Portsmouth League premier two this season.

They bounced back superbly to win promotion this summer after dropping out of the division in the previous winter campaign.

Hard work has been to the fore in their revival and captain Karen Griffiths is delighted with their efforts.

She said: ‘I am really pleased with the way the team has worked hard and pulled together.

‘They have shown what I knew they were always capable of, with a more consistent team.’

The 2012-13 winter season was tough for the team.

They were without a few regular members due to unavailability.

But they managed to regroup for the summer league.

Winning quickly became a habit again – they only dropped one game to their nearest rivals Chichester and that was without two key players.

The return of solid player Kim Payne, as goal-shooter, after a long spell away was welcomed by the team.

She helped create a winning formula, with fellow shooter Kelly Walker operating at goal-attack.

Walker has played to a consistently high standard and shown great accuracy with her shooting to help fire Eurotech up the league.

Letitia Wright has covered both the wing defence and centre positions while Tracey McGee worked tirelessly as wing-attack with her high standard of accurate passing into the attacking circle.

Abi McDowell has been the most improved player and she has worked hard defensively, as well as in her attacking play.

The strong defensive duo of Jo Storey and captain Griffiths haveworked wonders with both securing numerous turnovers and assisting the team to victory.

Angie Oliver has also returned and she has been a strong link and had a calming influence at centre.

Sponsor Michelle Agius, from Eurotech, paid for a new kit for the team.

This appears to have brought them luck.

They have already started well in premier two and are keen to keep impressing.

Griffiths said: ‘We are really excited about our promotion and hope to go from strength to strength.

‘We won our first game 41-31 so were off to a good start.’