Raychem snatched victory in the dying seconds of the game, which Hucclecote had led from the start.
Hucclecote started well, establishing a 4 goal lead in the first quarter, with Flo Edwards & Maxine Powell scoring 12 from 17 attempts. The circle defence of Caroline Crawford & Lucy Werrell took time to get the measure of the Raychem shooters, but began to turnover ball.
The 4 week break began to impact with players struggling to keep the same level of play & errors began to creep in.
Fresh legs at half time gave Hucclecote the impetus needed & their slight lead was extended to 6. In this quarter U16 Hannah Jeavons made her debut at GS, & after a nervous start, demonstrated she has the potential to play at this level. Flo Edwards moving to GA had her best quarter of the match netting 10/11 shots.
Taking the court for the final 15 minutes with the score at 34-28 to Hucclecote, should have been enough to hold on & start 2011 with a win. With Raychem stepping up a gear & far too many errors creeping in from Hucclecote, the home team chipped away at the slim lead.
In the last minute, Raychem drew level & then snatched the winning goal.
It was a better score than the first meeting with Raychem, but a really disappointing result after leading throughout.
Flo Edwards, Maxine Powell, Helen Werrell, Hannah Faulkner, Fliss Phillips, Lucy Werrell, Caroline Crawford, Kate Nicholls, Hannah Jeavons.
Shooting Stats - Edwards 28/37 Powell 11/21 Jeavons - 2/2