GK – Adelaide Muskwe
GD – Isobel Beighton
WD – Kathryn Binks
C – Caroline Tarmowski
WA – Olivia Mason (Captain)
GA – Harriet Gill)
GS – Helen Hancock
Sub – Leah Webster
Sub – Tyler Bexton
Sub – Carla Baker
Coach – Donna Swann
Manager – Zoe Caulder
Both teams made an impressive start holding their own centre passes. However, Falcons were soon under pressure and Cumberland capitalised on a number of unforced errors.
Falcons rallied though and Harrie Gill and Helen Hancock were soon being found in the shooting circle. This helped Falcons back into the match, trailing 8-10 after the first quarter.
Falcons’ defence applied heavy pressure on Cumberland’s attack during the second quarter, which created a number of tips and interceptions for the Loughborough team. The team performance allowed Falcons to overturn the score line and lead 22-18 at half time.
Falcons’ Tyler moved to GS and Helen to bench.
Falcons struggled to settle during the last quarter and were put under increasing pressure by Cumberland. In the end, Cumberland took control of the game and won the match 37-45.
Players of the match: Caroline Tarnowski and Harrie Gill