Hucclecote 61 – Cumberland 45
Hucclecote travelled to London to meet Cumberland for their return fixture. Once through the congestion of central London the team warmed up with good intensity and the starting seven of Allison, Reed, O’Dwyer, Hancock, Adams, Powell-Davis and Cook took to court.
In front of a vocal Cumberland crowd HNC quickly started to dominate throughout court. The smart play of both Allison and Reed in the shooting circle had the Cumberland defence in their pockets. 10/10 from Allison and 7/7 from Reed put HNC in a strong position by the end of the Q. Score 17-11.
With no changes at ¼ time Cote continued to maintain the momentum and convert the multiple turnovers created. By halftime the score stretched to 32-20.
For the 3rd Q Beth Gabriel replaced Paige Reed at GA. This quarter Cumberland came out hard quickly putting a 4 goal run on Cote. Once we had refocused Hucclecote came back into the Q and ended it 49 – 34.
The final quarter was about accountability and closing out the game. Chloe Cubello showed her worth at WD using strong arms to tip passes and smother the ball. Whilst Eleanor Roberts came on at GS and notched up 6/8 goals. Another whole squad performance gave HNC a well-earned 5 points and more space at the top of Prem 2.
Squad: R. Allison, P.Reed, B. Gabriel, S. O’Dwyer, L. Hancock, S.Adams, C. Cubello, E. Powell-Davies, S. Cook(C)