Hucclecote U.16 Panthers Display Outstanding Performance
Hucclecote U.16 Panthers took to the court for the first time this season to compete against Old Chelts. This game was to establish the number one and two seed to represent Gloucestershire in the South West U.16 Regional Competition this season.
Hucclecote who have secured new sponsorship through Peter HIckmans Hairdressers took to the court in their new performance Viper10 dresses really looking the part.
Hucclecote breezed into an early lead converting goals with ease leading them to a 12-3 first quarter. Defensively, under their Captain Ella Powell Davies, Hucclecote continued to pressurise the Chelts shooting circle and restricted them to just 3 goals again in the 2nd period of play. The back unit of Eve Saunders, Ella Powell Davies and Ellie Spark looked slick and with the interceptions flowing enabled Panthers mid court players Lucy Martin and Elisha New to provide a high number of opportunities to their shooting circle leaving them 23-6 up at the half way stage.
Beth Adkins came on to play at WD for the third quarter, and Caitlin Santacroce slotted back to GK. Defensively they increased the pressure and with some great rebounding reduced Chelts to scoring just one goal during this phase of play leaving them 36-7 up going into the final quarter.
The final quarter looked slick, sharp and exciting, and with a changed trio up front saw Elisha New move to Centre, Lucy Martin to Wing Attack , Emme Hale to Goal Attack. Their movement was fluid and the transition from centre pass to goal exciting to observe. With Jane Taylor and Emme Hale on awesome form, both converting 81% and 86% respectively, Chelts could do little to slow down the impact and pace. This quarter saw Hucclecote turn up the heat and with a final run on goals went on to take a storming victory 58 goals to 12.
This squad comprising of 5 U.15's and 4 U.16's shows huge promise for an exciting season ahead.
U.16 Panthers Squad
E. Hale, J. Taylor, L. Martin, B. Adkins, E. New, E. Spark, E. Powell-Davies, C. Santacroce, E. Saunders
Coach: Gilly Salter
Team Manager:- Sarah Taylor
Stats: J Taylor 38/47 81% E. Hale 18/21 86%