Hucclecote versus The Downs 20 th October.
Jack Gabriel * travelled but was unable to take the court.
Hucclecote travelled to surrey with a depleted squad due to injury and seasonal illness and despite a delayed start to the game made a good start. We turned over possession and opened the scoring. The circle attack played well together and held their own against a dominant defending duo.
The first quarter was closely contested with the score moving goal for goal.
Hucclecote dominated the Downs in their shooting circle and Sam Perry dominated the rebounds we struggled at times to transfer the ball from defence to attack. However The downs also made unforced errors and the teams were drawing at half time 22-22.
In the third quarter the Downs made two changes, we also made one change swapping Katherine and Sam pmover in the defending circle. Unfortunately Katherine Chadwick sustained an injury shortly into the third quarter and was unable to continue. Kerry Walsh moved to GD Laura smith to WD, Neala moved to centre and Michelle Dowle came on to WA. Downs took advantage of our injury time and had a run of 6 goals. However we continued to work hard and reduce the number of shooting opportunities that the downs had each quarter. However the Downs forced us to make errors in the centre third which reduced our shooting opportunities. Timely interceptions were made by Sam Perry and Kerry Walsh. The whole squad worked tirelessly for the entire 60 minutes but unfortunately we lost the second half by 13 goals.
We were disappointed with the final score but lessons have been learnt, the work rate and perseverance were excellent. It will be a different result when we play them at home.
Player of the match Sam Perry.
Shooting stats overall 78%
Next match at home ( Cheltenham College) Sunday November 3 rd1130. Please come along to support us.