Lightning thoroughly deserved this hard fought victory over Challengers. It was closely contested with hardly ever more than 3 or 4 goals between the teams.
Challengers started the better taking an early 8 goal lead. Lightning struggled to find their shooters while at the other end, Challengers`were converting with ease. Lightning closed the deficit to trail by only 1 goal at half time. With the bit now between their teeth, Lightning settled & began to make fewer errors`thtough court. Defenders Charlie, Yas & Millie began to tie up the Challengers shooters & with Maisie Simmonds taking on the GK more confidently, Lightning began to extend their lead.
Shooting Stats - Maise 23/27 - 85% Rachel 17/22 - 77%