Once again Hucclecote found themselves taking on a team full of super league players when they met Academy who are currently lying 2nd in the table. With injuries continuing to plague Hucclecote, Michelle Dowle & Clare Richards stepped up from Regional 1 & Olivia Beveridge was enticed out of retirement!
Academy capitalised on Hucclecotes poor start, establishing a 7 goal lead after the first period. Missed shots & unforced errors continued into the 2nd quarter, allowing Academy to double their lead to go into half time 13-27 ahead.
Changes`in Hucclecotes lineup at half time had an immediate effect. Dowle coming on at GS converting 100% & Beveridge & Rideout at the back making 8 clean turnovers, Hucclecote dominated the 3rd quarter taking it 11-8 & closing the deficit to within 10. Once again it was poor decision making through court which lost Hucclecote possession, but it was a spirited fightback in the 2nd half which gave some respectability to the final score of 33 - 46 to Academy.
Squad; Hannah Jeavons, Gemma Gray, Michelle Dowle, Neala Brennan, Lauren Brooks, Olivia Beveridge, Jack Gabriel, Clare Richards & Lois Rideout.
Shooting Stats ; Jeavons - 3/6 50% Gray 15/26 58% Dowle 15/19 79%
Player of the Match Lois`Rideout