Falcons Black vs Leyton 2 March 2014
GK – Adelaide Muskwe
GD – Jemma King
WD – Kaylea McQuade
C – Eleanor Durcan
WA – Jessica Smith
GA – Olivia Mason – Captain
GS – Christie Simpson
Sub – Harriet Gill
Sub – Cherese Naylor
Head Coach - Kaylea McQuade
Assistant Coach/Team Manager – Donna Swann
Falcons started the first quarter strongly, scoring the first goal of the game. The defence of Adelaide, Jemma and Kaylea worked hard to stop the experienced Leyton side throwing the ball into the attacking circle, whilst the Falcons attack displayed good rotation and offers. However Leyton’s experience shone through, leaving the quarter time score line: Falcons Black 10-17 Leyton.
Falcons made no changes at the break and it was a strong quarter from all 7 players. The Loughborough-based team converted the majority of their centre passes and maximised on any turnovers they got. The fifteen minute performance resulted in Falcons winning the quarter by 5 goals (14-9) and reducing Leyton’s overall lead to just 2 goals.
Emily Watson (WD) was brought on for Falcons’ final quarter, with Kaylea moving to C. This period was pretty much goal-for-goal, with both teams scoring 14 goals each.
The final score was Falcons 49-56 Leyton – a pleasing performance for Falcons overall.
Falcons Black’s ‘Player of the Match’ went to Jessica Smith. Thank you to Paula Watson and Tyler Bexton for scoring/timekeeping and sorting out all the refreshments, your help is much appreciated.