Hucclecote B made a poor start against top of the table Roman Glass, going 11 goals down after the first 15 minutes.
Outstanding shooting by the home teams shooter, netting 15/17, gave them a first quarter score of 17-6. A change of line up with Hucclecote, switching Nicole Goddard to GD & Caroline Crawford to GK, proved to be effective, closing the shooter down to only 8 attempts in the 2nd period.
The 2nd quarter saw Hucclecote settle, playing much better, with scores even 10 all.
Flo Edwards, netting 8/8 really took the game to Roman Glass & with the circle defence much tighter this way round, Hucclecote only trailed by 11 at half time.
Bringing fresh legs into the middle in Arnie Brown & switching Edwards to GS, allowed Hucclecote to at least have opportunities to score. However, with Roman Glass using all their experience, they began to extend their lead, converting 16/16.
For the final 15, Hucclecote dug deep & did cut out the home teams attacking chances, restricting the GS to 7/9 attempts!
There were some good passages of play, but up against a very fast, attacking team who converted 90% of their shots, Hucclecote were always going to find this a very tough match.
Squad; Hannah Faulkner, Maxine Powell, Flo Edwards, Helen Werrell, Emma McKensie, Lucy Smith, Arnie Brown,Nicole Goddard & Caroline Crawford.
Joint players of the match; Flo Edwards (netting 32/41)
& Caroline Crawford (13intercepts/rebounds)