Hucclecote v Lawn                                         Lost 25-40

This was the match we had been anticipating as a close game! The first quarter was indeed extremely close. We decided to start with the tried and tested duo of Becky and Hannah shooting to give some mobility. Patient feeding from Lydia and Georgia against a strong defence ensured we were still in touch at quarter time with the score at 8-9. The Lawn shooters were well drilled, accurate and very mobile and despite a clutch of tips and interceptions, Grace and Millie were struggling to break them down. Kellie replaced Hannah at GS and although Jess fed the ball in well the defence continued to unsettle the shooters. Lawn had slightly increased their lead by half time to 14-18. In the third quarter we suffered 2 injuries to Tegen and Alix and this unsettled the whole team. We only scored 5 goals in this decisive quarter, missing 6 against Lawn scoring 14. This quarter ended 19-32 and we faced an uphill struggle! In the last quarter we played a tight sensible game and the shooters regained some confidence. This quarter score was 6-8 showing that we could keep in touch with their team. The final score was a disappointing 25-40, our first defeat for some time. Lawn were the better side on the day and deserved their win. We were forced into making some basic mistakes. The only way is up! A determined fight back in the last quarter and a great start in the first quarter.

Stats

Kellie 5/11 45%
Hannah 9/17 53%
Bex 11/13 84%

Players of the day:

Alix Matthews for a determined effort ALL day, never let her head go down, kept fighting to the end whistle, much closer marking than usual!
Becky Brunt for 83% and 84% in 2 hard games.