Hucclecote 70 – Ryland 41
Hucclecote started well with a quick 5 goal run which immediately put Ryland on the back foot. Great play from our defensive end created lots of turnover which we focused on taking through to goal. With some adjusting needed on the feeds into our shooters we were soon on track and finding both Rosie Allison and Paige Reed with ease netting 14 out of 15 attempts.
Some changes at the back saw Chloe Cubello (GD) take to court with Ella Powell-Davies out at WD. Strong tracking by Ella P-D reduced Rylands options and again HNC were able to gain possession. Our attempts on goal increased to 18 with 17 converted. By half time the score was 31 – 19.
Third quarter saw Lauren Hancock back to C and Beth Gabriel to GA. HNC continued to dominate and control the pace and flow of the game. Unforced errors remained low and HNC pushed to secure an impressive 50 -29 scoreline.
For the final 15, Reed returned to court at GS alongside Gabriel at GA. The Ryland defence had to adjust to this new combo. Attempts rose to 25 with HNC still linking well in attack.
Final score 70 – 41
Squad: R.Allison, P.Reed, B.Gabriel, A.Lebe, L.Hancock, S.Adams, E.Powell-Davies, C.Cubello, S.Cook (c)