Hucclecote Panthers 50 v Cornwall Saints 24
Panthers had an amazing first quarter when visitors Saints did the return leg of the journey for the second fixture in the South West U16 Regional League. Mid Court Player Alisha New had yet another fantastic game, showing great speed through court and forcing 3 interceptions. Combined with solid defence and outstanding shooting, they led 17-3 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw Saints up their game and with more shooting attempts netted 10 shots in this period whilst slowing Hucclecote's tally to 12. The half time score of 29-13 saw changes made to Panthers squad with Eve Saunders coming on to GK, Issy Robinson taking on the WD bib and and the partnership of Ellie Spark and Elisha New moving up through the unit. Saunders made an instant impact defensively intercepting and rebounding strongly.
At times Panthers play was exciting and fast paced although errors still crept in. With the score increasing to 40-15 at ¾ time, further changes saw Lucy Martin take on the GA role and she did well shooting 7/8 attempts.
This was another excellent performance which saw Panthers step it up again to finish the game 50 goals to 24. Shooting combinations saw the Taylor/Hale combination produce good consistency although it was Lucy Martin who achieved a fabulous 88% percentage rate. The day however saw Saints award Elisha New Player of the Match for an outstanding display of netball during the 60 minutes on court. A well deserved call.
This still leaves Panthers as clear leaders at the top of the South West Table and their unbeaten record continues.
Squad@- E. Hale, J. Taylor, L. Martin, E. New, E. Spark, E. Powell Davies, (Capt), C. Santacroce, E. Saunders, H. McCoubrie, I. Robinson
Stats: E Hale 15/19 79% J. Tayorlor 28/38 74% L. Martin 7/8 88%
Thanks to our Scorer: Sarah Martin and Team Manager. Sarah Taylor