Grangetown’s final Prem 1 fixture of 2018 was a tough trip to Middlesex to face an Academy side that had won the reverse fixture by 18 goals on the opening day of the season.
Grangetown were again without their Super League players, but the depth and talent in the squad was evident as they led by 12 goals at half time. Although the home side rallied and halved the deficit in the third quarter, Grangetown were not to be denied; and a 53-49 victory was their sixth success from their opening ten games.
It has been a remarkable start to life in Prem 1, and this is what Grangetown’s ever-dependable 21-year old shooter Abbie Le Brocq had to say after the game: “We’re all really pleased with the win. Everyone put in 100%, as we knew it was going to be a tough game.
“It was great to have the chance to play a whole game at goal attack and to keep trying to improve the combination between me and Alice [Currie] ready for the second half of the season.
“I think we worked a lot better together than in previous matches, with Alice having 94% shooting stats!
“Katie [Walton] was named player of the match, which was thoroughly deserved as she played so well against some strong shooters.
“Coming away with the win is fantastic, especially as we lost to Academy at home. The result pushes us above them in the table, and to be able to win without our Super League players really gives us a lot of confidence for the rest of the season.”