Hurricanes v Lightning is always a closely contested match & today was no exception. With both teams missing players, both squads put on an excellent display of fast paced skilful netball. Lightning took an early 4 goal lead with some excellent shooting by Ellie Parker & Ella Flatman but by the end of the first Q Hurricanes had edged into the lead 15-9. Eve Wright at GS for Hurricanes really began to nail her shots netting 18/18 though defence duo Abi Tucker & Grace Cappell worked tirelessly to cut out the feed. The 2nd half was more even with Lightning playing confidently, letting the ball move at pace only losing the 3rd Q by 1 goal. With Ellie & Ella converting every opportunity, Lightning took the final Q 13-8! There were some fab performances by a number of players in both teams. Ella Flatman at GA playing calmly & intelligently out of position. Beth Atkins on fire at WD. as was her counterpart Laura Dixon. Halle Meddick for her precision feeds into the shooters. Jenny Graham who played with flair @ C for Lightning & Mouse @ GK tipping & turning ball in the circle. Player of the match though went jointly to Nina Perry & Ellie Parker for Lightning & Becky Vaughn for Hurricanes. Final result a win for Hurricanes 54-41.