Hucclecote Dragons had a good defensive first period of play , and they forced over 7 errors from the Bath side. Harriet Sanderson really stood up to the challenge well and during this phase of play and during the second period turned and intercepted ball. Whilst defensively Dragons had opportunities, sadly the link through to centre court and into the shooting circle proved difficult. Combined with a high passing error rate , and only 50% conversion to goal, this enabled Bath to stay close leaving it at just 3 all in a low scoring game, at the end of the first quarter. Although there was a slight change to the Dragons line up, the error rate continually let them down and Bath sneaked 1 goal up at half time. Dragons worked hard for the ball throughout, and it was due to their efforts to steal ball that kept them in contention. However the high error rate from the young Dragons enabled Bath to take a 3 goal lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Reverting back to their starting line up in attack, Dragons did begin to display better decision making, and more accurate passing, and this showed as they closed the gap to within 2 . Sadly though they ran out of time losing out 15 goals to 13 although they won the final quarter. The positive outcomes they need to take from this game is that the Dragons did actually have more attempt at shooting on the day, and if their error rate and conversion, combined with better decision making could improve, the narrows losses to Bath and to Poole could easily turn these results around when they next meet. Player of the match was awarded to Harriet Sanderson for her supporting key role in the defending end where she continually hunted down the ball and made a big impact. Many thanks to our team of supporting parents, to Julie and Janey on the team bench and to Julia for scoring.
Stats: Katya 5/8 62.5% (1/2 a game) Alex 7/11 64% (3/4 of a game) Eva 1/2 50% (1/2 a game)
Overall 13/21 62%
Squad: K. Jennings, A. Baird, E. Andrews, A. Cook, O. Garrard, A. Neilson , M. Knight, H. Sanderson, P. Gerard, C. Trendle