Hucclecote Lightning struggled to take control of this match with Challengers and were always under pressure to get into the lead.

The strength of Challengers defence pressurised the shooting duo, Lily Simmonds & Lydia Hallbrook who failed to convert with their usual consistency. Meanwhile at the other end, Challengers shooters were making the most of their opportunities to hold a narrow lead for most of the game.

Hucclecotes mid court were not as fluid as usual, an area in which they normally dominate with their speed & flair.

Lightnings circle defence, Eleri Sewell & Jo Hutchings, worked tirelessly turning numerous ball, which helped to keep them in touch with Challengers.

However in the final minutes, Hucclecote rallied & snatched the lead to finish 36-34.

Squad; Lydia Hallbrook, Lily Simmonds, Fran Preedy, Lauren Brooks, Lucy Smith, Eleri Sewell, Jo Hutchings.

Player of the match - Eleri Sewell & Jo Hutchings.