Hucclecote B 46 – Poole Hoppers 40
A new look Hucclecote B welcomed Poole Hoppers to Cheltenham College on the 15th. Due to several squad members unavailability we welcomed Hurricane players Hannah Leger, Hannah Evans and Jo Hutchings into the team along with Caroline Bedford from RL1.
The first quarter started well with the team gelling quickly. Hayley Neate was strong at GK securing several interceptions and worked well with Hannah Leger. Both girls worked tirelessly together and made Pooles shooters work hard to get the ball into their circle. The quarter finished 11 – 9 to Hucclecote.
Going into the second quarter Hucclecote continued to work the ball quickly through court. Slick passing and quick release between Caroline Bedford and Kate Nicholls left Poole struggling to keep up with the pace. Excellent unit play from Millie Price and Hannah Evans saw Hucclecote stretch the lead ending the period with a 4 goal lead
The second half saw us push hard and a confident Hucclecote continued to dominate. Even when we lost possession the team showed determination and grit to get the ball back. Becky Deo was contesting every ball coming to the WA and forced errors through her pressurized play. Poole were strong and continued to fight hard to narrow the lead. They relied on their powerful GA to link play, however our defence were tight and really put the opposition under immense pressure forcing held balls. In the final quarter Jo Hutchings came on at WD and successfully kept the Poole WA out of the game.
An impressive team performance by Hucclecote demonstrating some of their best Netball of the season. Final score 46 – 40
A big thank you to Tracie Hull for scoring and Sue Hull (Team Manager / Team Mum) for all your hard work this half of the season.
Squad: H Evans, M Price, K Nicholls, C Bedford, R Deo, H Leger, H Neate, J Hutchings, K Hull
Shooting: Hannah Evans 23/29 (79%), Millie Price 18/22 (82%), Kellie Hull 6/6 (100%)
Player of the Match: Kate Nicholls
Players Player: Hannah Leger