Hucclecote 41 - Team Bath Toucans 52
A new squad line up took on Team Bath at Cheltenham College. Having lost heavily in their first contest HNC were focused on giving a better account this time around. HNC failed to take the ball to goal off their own CP and then from a turnover. Bath took advantage of this and converted both opportunities. Mid way through the first Q Bath took control and stormed ahead with an 8 goal run which Cote failed to breakdown taking them 17-9 ahead. The second quarter was a better performance from HNC they closed the gap by applying more pressure on Baths attack. Relentless work from Ella P-D and Flo Edwards made it difficult for Bath to find their shooters. At Half time Bath still held it at 31 -20.
Changes at half time saw the welcome return of mid courter Laura Turner (nee Smith) at C and National Prem debut for youngster Jane Taylor at GA. Centre passes had improved and Hucclecote started to link well and and find Rosie Allison who worked the ball to post effectively. A close quarter which saw HNC with much more possession but Bath still won the Q by 1 goal. The final quarter was always going to be a case of catch up fro Cote. Some stunning interceptions from Ella P-D were carefully taken to goal and the team took the quarter by 1 goal. A strong finish by Hucclecote but not quite enough to take the game.
Squad: R. Allison, T. Thompson, S. O’Dwyer, S. Adams, L. Tildesley, L. Turner, F. Edwards, E. Powell-Davies, J. Taylor
Shooting: Allison 28/32 87.5%, Thompson 6/6 100%, J. Taylor 7/12 59%