Lightning v BC Knights, was always going to be tough encounter for this young team. Scores of 9-9 after the first interval was an indication of the game to come.
Fantastic shooting by Ellie Parker in the first half gave Lightning the edge by half time 21-17.
BC we’re not going to give in easily & fought for every ball. With the shooters under increasing pressure BC kept Lightning’s lead to 4 with 15 mins to go.
Beth Atkins in one of her best games so far this season at both WD & WA supported by Jenny Graham @ C took control of the mid court & with Ella Flatman at GA taking on the shooting in the final Q, Lightning hung on to win by 3 goals. Defensively both Abi Tucker & Hannah Howl took turnovers at crucial times, but 15 yr old Hannah Howl was outstanding, not only in turnovers & rebounds but also bringing the ball through court.
This was a fantastic squad effort, particularly in the final Q to play calmly & maintain possession. Final score 36-33 consolidates their 3rd place in the Prem div.
It was good to see Meg Jennings back on court after almost 2 months out with injury.
Player of the match - Hannah Howl