Lightning had 9 players for today`s clash with Gloucester Ladies, a luxury they haven`t had in recent weeks! 
They made a good start with Millie Taylor netting 8/9 giving them the edge 11-8 at the first interval. For the next quarter scores went virtually with C pass & it was only a couple of errors that allowed Glos back into the game to be all level 25 each at half time. 
Millie continued to score consistently, well supported by Nic Jennings at GA making a come back having been out for over a year. 
Some great feeds into the circle by Damaris Kellet at WA kept the shooters well supplied. 
The team looked slick bringing the ball quickly through court, at times leaving the opposition standing. It was only a couple of errors that allowed Glos to stay in contention with Lightning taking a narrow 2 goal lead going into the final q.
All circle defence performed well tipping & rebounding, but it was the final
combination of Sophie Howell & Jo Hutchings, back after having a baby, that really closed down Gloucester`s shooters restricting them to only 11 goals to lightnings 18! 
It was a great squad performance by Lightning in a closely contested game which they throughly deserved to win. 
Joint Player of the match: 
Sophie Howell & Millie Taylor 

Shooting Stats:
Millie: 42/47 89%
Nic: 14/18 78%