Falcons Black v Kent
GK – Issy Beighton
GD – Iman Thomas
WD – Kathryn Binks
C – Eleanor Durcan
WA – Katie Flaherty (Captain)
GA – Caroline Tarnowski
GS – Harrie Gill
Sub – Cherese Naylor
Sub – Carla Baker
Coach – Donna Swann and Val Kindred
Manager Zoe Caulder
Primary Carer – Donna Swann
Falcons Black hoped to hit the ground running at the start of 2015 but were soon on the back foot as Kent capitalised on a number of Falcons’ misplaced passes and unforced errors. Kent showed some good attacking play but Falcons still managed to get free enough times to end the quarter 14-7 down.
No changes were made at the break and Falcons stepped up the pressure on Kent, playing with pace on the through play. They began turning over the ball and capitalising on their chances, with Caroline’s and Harrie’s shooting accuracy being recorded at 80% and 100% respectively. All of this helped Falcons win the quarter to go into half-time 20-25 down.
Falcons’ aim was to close the gap to five points for the fourth quarter to give the team a platform to build on. However, the team struggled to get the ball to the circle, with Kent shutting the play down in the goal third. Falcons battled until the end but Kent extended their lead.
Final score: Falcons Black 37 – 57 Kent.
Player of the match went to Imam Thomas