Hucclecote Stars 68 – Titans 35
Stars were focused and determined to secure their 4th win out of 4 games this week. They started well with Paige and Michelle netting a combined total of 17/24. Titans failed to respond only putting 9 shots up all quarter from which they converted 5.
The second quarter was a different story. Titans came out strong and began to play some impressive netball. They were finding their shooter Louise Lathwell with ease and increased their goal tally to 13 in the 15 minute period. Hucclecote only managed to secure 2 more goals than their opponents making the quarter score a close 15 – 13. The overall score was 31 – 17 but at half time we knew we had to step up.
Changes in defence saw Amy go to GK with Lucy in at GD.Beales was impressive at the back putting Titans GS under increased pressure reducing her converted goals to 4. Our 13 turnovers were rewarded with goals from Gemma and Paige as quick through court play allowed us to convert 9 of the steals. A much stronger performance from Cote allowed them to take the quarter by 21 – 8.
The final 15 was all about denying the opposition a point. Some erratic play from both sides saw the ball shift from end to end. Titans obviously wanted the point and play became physical with both sides working hard. The return of Anna H-J to court saw some great balls in. But another close quarter (18 – 12 to HNC) allowed Titans to scrape the point by 1 goal.
Shooting Stats: 68/89 76%, M Dowle 23/29 79%, P Reed 33/44 75 %, G Gray 12/16 75%
Nominated Player: Paige Reed
Players Player: Amy Beales