Lightning found themselves a goal down after the first quarter as they struggled to find their shooters- though Millie Taylor at GS netted 6/6 when she had the ball. Changes at 1/4 time had an immediate impact with Lucy Martin moving to GA. Churchdown`s defence couldn`t cope so well against a more mobile circle. Scoring 13 to the oppositions 10 allowed Lightning to edge into a 2 goal lead at half time. Izzy Robinson worked tirelessly in defence and was awarded player of the match for her work rate & turnovers. 
During the 1/3 q more changes mid court gave Lightning extra impetus & they stretched their lead to 9. 
In the final q although errors crept in due to lack of fitness, the shooter converted 11/12 which kept their nose in front. 
A last few minutes rally by Churchdown got them within 7 goals, but the match had really already been won. 
Final score 
Player of the match - Izzy Robinson
Millie Taylor, Heather Longbotham, Beth Atkins, Ella Flatman
Lucy Martin, Damaris Kellett, Meg Jennings, Izzy Robinson, Caitlin Santacroce