Aurora Sinistra took possession of the Quaffle as soon as it was released. She passed it to Professor Sprout, who was near the goal. As the Pomona rushed towards the goal posts, just about to drop the Quaffle into the rightmost one-
A Bludger came flying, hit by Peeves, who was cackling in glee. The Bludger hit her straight, knocking the air out of Pomona’s lungs. She tried to steady herself, swerving to her right.
Meanwhile, Filius Flitwick had taken possession of the Quaffle, and was speeding towards Snape at the other end.