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Team Lightning - Match report 3.3.19
Titans Lightning did not have the best start to today's match, having being delayed in traffic for over 2 hours beforehand. Thankfully, Hucclecote were happy to change the match start time and play began at 12.45pm. With 8 players, Lightning were limited to their choice for combinations, however the first quarter started well. Passing was quick from both teams but it soon became apparent that Hucclecote's shooter's accuracy was excellent, with one player only 14 years old, Amber Manley (GK) and Poppy Sampson (GD) had their work cut out. Perhaps due to lethargy, Titan's players were slow and errors were made and Hucclecote began to increase their lead, finishing ahead by 8 goals (11-19). Michelle Sampson (Captain/WD) made no changes to the combination for the 2nd quarter and Clare Wilmott (C) and Rebecca Manley (WA) worked hard in attack and Hucclecote's defence were tight. The quarter was the most frustrating for the team as forced errors were made and Hucclecote maximised on these errors, increasing the lead significantly by 21 goals (18-39). With nothing to lose, the team opted for changes in the centre court and in defence for the 3rd quarter set up. Amber Manley (Player of the Match), played well and forced the GS to change her play in order to receive passes. Unfortunately, once Hucclecote's shooters had the ball, goals were quickly scored. Emily Risdon (GS) and Grace Wilton (GA) had to work incredibly hard to get free for the ball, but shots were accurate, when given the chance. End of the 3rd Qtr, saw Hucclecote ahead by 27 goals (27-54). Titans aim now was to remain within half of Hucclecote's score to obtain a point. Rhiannon Furlong made her debut in the final quarter as WD and adapted well to the speed of the game, but Lightning were unfortunately chasing their tails and could not narrow the gap. Although a clean and well contested game, a disappointing end score of 34-75 to Hucclecote.