This match between the 2 teams that came down from Reg 1 was always going to be closely contested, but it was Saints who got the better start netting 14/17 & storming into a 7 goal lead.
With a change in defence, Kayleigh Garbutt Roberts moving out to GD & Fliss Phillips back to GK, Saints shooters were denied as many opportunities as the first quarter, though Amelia Gregg at GS still netted 9/9.
Millie Price & Kim Will began to have more attempts in the shooting circle for Hucclecote, but the home side slipped further to a 9 goal deficit, with too many basic errors creeping into their game.
Helen Werrell at WA had a particularly strong game, driving to the circle, feeding Price & Will & taking intercepts mid court.
It was during the 2nd half that Hucclecote began to cut down Saints lead, drawing the 3rd Quarter & winning the final one by 5 goals!
Hayley Neate at WD, Lucy Werrell & Garbutt Roberts in the circle, turned numerous ball, providing the shooters with more opportunities which they took scoring 13/14 attempts!
It was a great fight back in the final quarter, but too many handling errors & poor decision making throughout the game, made it an up hill struggle to close the gap completely.
With the Saints young England shooter netting 34/37, it is to Hucclecotes credit that they closed the gap to 4, so picking up the extra point.
Squad; Millie Price, Kim Will, Helen Werrell, Harriet Pratten ( capt) Kate Nicholls, Fliss Phillips, Hayley Neate, Lucy Werrell & Kayleigh Garbutt Roberts.
Shooting Stats; Price 27/36- 75%. Will 15/23 - 65%
Player of the Match - Helen Werrell.