Hucclecote 2 made a great start in their opening game of the season, recording a convincing victory over Carol Anne from Devon.
The new shooting combination of Polly Anna Banyard & Millie Price making her debut at Regional level, took the first quarter to settle. Overall, Hucclecote had more posession in this first period, but they failed to convert all their shots so found themselves trailing by 2 goals at the interval.
A change of position by the shooters suddenly opened up the circle & both began to convert more confidently. The mid court of Helen Werrell, Harriet Pratten, Lucy Werrell & Kate Nicholls in whatever combination, worked well, moving the ball through court at speed & supporting eachother.
It was a bonus to have the experience of Kayleigh Garbutt Roberts in the defence circle, teaming up for the first time with Hannah Brewer, both closing down Carol Annes shooters.
Kayleigh had an outstanding game turning ball & intercepting many feeds cleanly. Hayley Neate coming on for one quarter at GK, demonstrated she has huge potential at this level.
Overall, it was a solid & very encouraging performance by this "new look" squad.
Squad; Pollyanna Banyard, Millie Price, Katie Nicholls, Harriet Pratten ( capt) Lucy Werrell, Helen Werrell, Kayleigh Garbutt Roberts, Hannah Brewer & Hayley Neate.
Shooting Stats; PollyAnna 12/18 Millie 32/43
Player of the Match- Millie Price.