GK – Carla Baker
GD – Issy Beighton
WD – Caroline Tarnowski
C – Francesca Desmond
WA – Katie Flaherty
GA – Olivia Mason (Captain)
GS – Harrie Gill
Sub – Tyler Bexton
Sub – Adelaide Muskwe
Sub Tamikah Campbell
Falcons Black vs Norfolk United
Hosts Falcons broke Norfolk’s first centre pass and took it to goal. However, the away team quickly replied by breaking Falcons’ own centre pass in return. Falcons continued to apply heavy pressure throughout the quarter with GK Carla and GD Issy in particular causing Norfolk’s GS and GA problems. Norfolk just edged the first fifteen minutes with one final turnover, winning 10-12.
No changes were made to Falcons at the break and the home team started the quarter strongly, taking the ball to goal and showing great patience and control. Norfolk tried to ‘zone’ but Falcons dealt with this effectively – Olivia and Harrie scoring nearly 95% of their shots in the quarter, which ended in a draw (overall score 21-23).
Falcons pulled the score back to within two goals during the early stages of the fourth quarter. Again, Norfolk came back and pulled away once more though. The home team raised their intensity for the last 5 minutes, looking to overturn the score line. However, time was not on their side and the game ended Falcons 39-44 Norfolk.
Norfolk nominated 2 Falcons Black’s players as their Opponent’s Player of the Match – Olivia Mason and Issy Beighton.