Lightning 42 v Randwick 45
With the bare 7 players lightning took on Randwick who currently are 2nd in the Premier Div.
In the absence of a shooter, Ella Flatman, who usually wears the WA bib had to step in at GA.
Play through court was fairly even & it was only errors finding the shooters that allowed Randwick to finish the first q 5 goals ahead.
During the 2nd & 3rd q`s Lightning really stepped up the scoring pace & with youngster Harriet Sanderson at GK turning a number of balls, they stormed into a 5 goal lead 35-30 with 15 mins to go.
Injury to the Randwick WA left them with only 6 players on court.
They dug deep & Lightning unfortunately didn`t capitalise on having an extra player!
Randwick chipped away at the deficit & with their shooters having 10 more attempts in the final q, edged into a narrow lead.
It was a closely contested game throughout with some super through court play, but disappointing that having done all the hard work in the 3rd q to lead by 5, to then squander possession to allow Randwick to snatch victory by 3 goals.
Squad: Ffion Williams,
Ella Flatman,Damaris Kellet
Beth Atkins Meg Jennings
Harriet Sanderson Abi Tucker.
Ffion - 31/41 76%
Ella- 11/15 69%
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