GK – Kathryn Binks
GD – Jemma King
WD – Emily Watson
C – Jessica Smith
WA – Harriet Gill
GA – Christie Simpson
GS – Gaby Titley-Wilson
Assistant Coach/Team Manager – Donna Swann
Worcester broke Falcons Black’s first centre pass and quickly raced into a 5 - 1 lead. As Falcons settled the team began making some key interceptions through Kathryn Binks (GK). Falcons then showed great patience in the goal third to feed Christie and Gaby but the tables turned once again and Worcester finished the quarter 15-7 ahead.
Worcester again started the quarter the strongest, making it very difficult for Falcons to keep possession of the ball. Falcons also began making a number of errors, which Worcester capitalised on through their six-foot shooter. It was evident that height in the defence circle was a big concern for Falcons, who couldn’t deal with Worcester’s tall players. That said, some nice patches of attacking play and the odd tip from defensive duo Kathryn (GK) and Jemma (GD) helped Falcons stay in contention. However, the team also missed key shots which led to them eventually losing the quarter 18-6.
Falcons took the opportunity to change the team around. Gaby moved to GK to add height in the circle, whilst Kathryn moved to GD, Jemma to WD, Harriet to GA and Christie to GS. Falcons settled quickly and took control of the first 5 minutes of the quarter, racing to a 6-1 lead. This was by far the best quarter for Falcons – they looked structured, worked the ball through court well and kept it simple. Worcester picked up the pace for the last few minutes though and ended up winning the quarter 14-8.
Falcons made no changes for the final fifteen minutes. The team played well but could not make any inroads into Worcester’s lead. The final score ended: Worcester Reds 61-27 Falcons Black.
Congratulations to Harriet Gill who was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.