by Haydn Evans & Editor
USW’s second half surge proved to be the difference between them and Royal Agricultural University – a feat their captain Hope Cook commended.
In a thrilling game at USW Sports Park, the home side claimed a 10-6 victory despite going behind after just 22 seconds.
Cook put the result down to the side’s bond: “The team really came together as a family today. We’ve played really well the last few weeks and it really showed today.
“The defence played absolutely amazing; we’ve really been putting into practise our defensive drills in our Monday training and it’s really starting to show. We’re thinking as one and not individually anymore.”
Cook however was keen to emphasise the team’s ambition was more focused on their progression in the sport than on expectations for the rest of the season.
“Whatever outcome we’ll be happy with. A few of the girls have found their passion with the sport, if they just carry on playing for a local team or other uni that would be great.”
Looking forward to next week’s fixture, Cook was sure her side could take this momentum forward: “We’re very confident, our confidence has grown massively since the start of the season. Everyone’s got a much better attitude going forward.”