Plymouth Marjons -
Hucclecote travelled down to Plymouth for the second consecutive weekend to face Marjons in a re-arranged match. They were without captain Jane Hicks, but were confident of a win!!
Hucclecote took a while to settle, playing in a new sports hall with a slippy floor and at least eight different set of lines and found the first quarter difficult. Plymouth were on the back of some good wins and started off the match confidently, putting pressure on the hucclecote player's throughout the court. Hucclecote finished the quarter up 11-10.
Hucclecote started to get in the groove now, Caroline Bedford and Anna Joll found Rhianna Halbrook easier and Halbrook converted 13/15 shots. The defence were linking better with Claire Richards starting to dominate the Marjons GS and communicate well with Caroline Hughes at GD. Hucclecote ended the quarter pulling away to a 7 goal lead.
Hucclecote did not look back, Harriet Pratten replaced Bedford at C for the second half and her injection of speed bought a faster more decisive attack and the lead kept increasing. The defence were flying now, Michaela Ifill at WD pressurised the Marjons WA forcing poor ball into the circle which allowed Richards and Hughes to turn the ball with ease. Three quarter time saw Hucclecote up by 13. The final quarter saw another dominant display in the circle by Halbrook converting 10/12. Michelle Dowle at GA playing more of feeding game only putting up 8 shots all game, did so well linking with both Halbrook, Pratten and Joll in attack. Hucclecote moved to a comfortable 52-36 win.
Squad- Rhianna Halbrook, Michelle Dowle, Anna Joll (captain), Caroline Bedford, Harriet Pratten, Michaela Ifill, Caroline Hughes, Claire Richards, Carly Taylor.
Player of match - Richards and Halbrook