Hucclecote U.16 Panthers Maintain Top Slot in Netball South West U.16 Netball League

Hucclecote's winning ways continued when they set an awesome pace against Exeter taking the first quarter 19 goals to 4 with Emme Hale on fire netting 11/12 and Jane Taylor netting 10/12.  Meanwhile, the defence trio of Santacroce, Captain Powell Davis and Izzy Robinson restricted Exeter to just 5 attempts in 15 minutes.

A more relaxed 2nd quarter allowed Exeter to engage in the game and with their defence end switching, saw Hucclecotesattempts slightly reduced to 12 in this period. Lucy Martin worked hard to bring the ball through but it was Elisha New who stepped up to the mark and produced her best display of netball since joining the club.  Her speed, agility, and drives to the circle edge were unstoppable and this continued when one switch of Beth Atkins on to WD enabled Hucclecote to continue their dominance with a 40-18 goal line at  time.

With the whole squad gaining court time,  and with Alice Bradley at at GS demonstrating confidence netting 7/10 in thefinal quarter, Hucclecote continued to pressurise.  Eve Saunders also came on to WD for this period and took a great intercept, and with the squad on a high, and Hucclecote'sshooting on song, they ran away convincing winners with a 27 goal margin taking the score to 54 27.  Taylors performance saw her net 29/31 attempts (94%) and Hales GS attempts for half a game saw her achieve 14/17 (82%).

Thanks to Suzanne Hale for scoring, Team Manager Sarah Taylor for great organisation, Andrew Taylor travelling photographer and the many parents whose dedication to come to Exeter made that extra difference. 

This results leave Panthers clear at the top of South West Division One and they now look forward to a few weeks off before their campaign to take the title continues.

Squad:  E. Hale, J. Taylor, L. Martin, E. New, I. Robinson, E, Powell Davis, C. Santacroce, E. Saunders, B. Atkins, A. Bradley