In their 2nd league fixture Lightning met Glos ladies A who came down from Regional 3 at the end of the season. Lightning had a disastrous start finding themselves down 5-13 at the first interval. The 2nd q saw a much more determined performance & with Heather Longbotham converting 8/9 the gap was closed to 3. At the back outstanding defence by Izzy Robinson & Alice Bradley forced errors & won rebounds putting Glos under pressure. Winning the third q by a goal drew scores level, though an injury to New comer Ella Flatman did unsettle the flow of the ball through court. The last q saw Lucy Martin having to leave which again had an impact on the game but everyone dug deep & lightning edged into a narrow lead with minutes to go! It took Glos ladies all their experience to win the ball & with their shooters on 100% in the final q, they managed to snatch a 1 goal victory in the final minute. Naturally disappointed, this new squad will hopefully learn from this tough encounter. Final score: 39-40Squad: Millie, Heather, Lucy, Damaris, Ella, Beth, Izzy & Alice.