Hucclecote v Devizes
This was Hucclecote's second game in the U16 regional competition. We didn't know anything about Devizes and had to have an open mind, we knew they were going to be good to have got to the stage they have. We had a squad of 10 with lots of flexibility and niggling injuries in all areas of the court.
Hucclecote started well however it did take five minutes to settle. Defence put the pressure on and turned the ball giving our shooters opportunities to net the goals which they did. When we let the ball go first time Devizes couldn't touch us however they really applied to the pressure especially in the second half however we managed to hold onto the win.
We have been able to take away positives from the game and also areas that we need to work on and this is a brilliant learning opportunity for the girls and a good win to end the games before the Christmas break. Also this team have a good team vibe and support one another whether on the bench or on the court.
The girls did well especially as they had a lot on over this weekend and 4 of these players had screening in Bath on the Saturday.
Well Done all.
Team: Paige Reed, Heather Longbotham, Alicia Joynes, Annabel Staley, Shona O'Dwyer, Ellen Thrall, Catherine Tambling, Catherine Taylor, Anna Martin (c) and Georgie Chillingworth
Player of the Match voted by Devizes: Annabel Staley