An almost new look Lightning this season took the court against a much stronger looking Gloucester Ladies. With only 3 players on court from last year, this squad started well & had edged into a narrow 5 goal lead by half time, in part due to the shooting duo Nadine Baird & Sophia Winfield. Sophia in her first season with Hucclecote netted 27/31 & Nadine having stepped up from Div 1 this year netted 29/39. Another newcomer Ash Trinder worked tirelessly to contain the very experienced Gs who took on the majority of shooting for Glos.She was supported by Grace Cappell & Meg Seyers who had stepped up a div this season. 2 more new comers Nia Evans & Natasha Englefield had strong games in mid court along with Beth Atkins. Although Gloucester ladies rallied during the 2nd half, Lightning dug deep & increased their lead to 8 to win 58-50. This was an encouraging performance from Lightning who will get better & better.