Cumberland fall to defeat against leaders Hucclecote
PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 February 2019
Cumberland 45 Hucclecote 61
Cumberland lost 61-45 to Premier League Two leaders Hucclecote in an intense top-of-the-table encounter.
Cumberland were determined to improve on their previous performance against a Hucclecote which featured five players from the Severn Stars of the Vitality Netball Super League.
Coach Polini Langi said: “We made it hard for ourselves at times, but we also produced some high quality netball.
“While we came away with a loss, we improved greatly versus our first-round match against Hucclecote.”
Cumberland only lost the second half by four goals with a strong showing from captain Sophie Croft who shot with 85 per cent accuracy.
Goal shooter Osiro Imoedehe drew praise from assistant coach Amelia Brooks, who said: “She put her body on the line and was the embodiment of being a team player.”
Despite the defeat, Cumberland were able to remain second in the standings and next face Essex Open on Sunday.