Hucclecote Netball U.16 Dragons On Fire
Hucclecote travelled to Paignton on Sunday to play Cornwall Saints and Jersey Jets. In their earlier games, Hucclecote dominated, and although fielding a different squad, confidence was high.
Their initial game v Cornwall Saints saw them produce a mixed display of netball against a young but talented Cornish side, and they pulled away 18-11. With Natasha Englefield moving to C and Katie Pauling (Capt.) moving to GS this opened up a rally of attempts to goal, and with Pauling mixing up her play, she netted 18 from 19 attempts taking the score line to 38-18 at half time. Freya Coull took some great steals at GD working well with team mate Scarlett Jinks , and combined with some lovely one touch netball through mid-court, Hucclecote ran out winners 65-33.
Their second fixture saw them take on Jersey Jets. Quick off the mark, Dragons found Violet Little-Wollage with ease at GS and this enabled her to secure 28/32 attempts during the first half. Some fab feeds from Mia Mathewson and Emily Seymour-Perry enabled Hucclecote to extend the lead at half time to 39-20. With Georgie Thorp moving to GS in the third quarter, the Dragons roared, demonstrating some great netball in this phase, and Thorp converted with ease netting 11/12 until she was forced to leave the court with a blood injury. Sophia Winfield stepped it up at GA and made it look effortless on court, doing some great baseline drives, and popping feeds in early. Winfield also netted superbly at 100% scoring 14/14 during the second half. Katie Pauling, Captain her troops well, and really took control dominating at both ends, and this earned her Player of the Match for Both Games.
The final score of 87-33 goals shows how slick this performance must have been, and all the girls stepped up on the day putting out a stunning display no matter which combination took the court.