This game was closely contested, just as the scoreline suggests, though Storm did hold the lead throughout the match.
The shooting understanding between Stella Ben Hania & Wendy Burgess, still proves to be one teams do not find easy to break down, which was the case today. Burgess took on most of the shooting netting 27/36 with Ben Hania, 7/13.
Gemma Lott at WA & Becky Mogg at C fed both shooters well, working the ball circle edge to ensure accuracy. Ella Gardner at WD had a good game, making a number of crucial interceptions.
All credit must be given to the defence duo of Chrissi Jackson, in her first game for the club & Laura Mitchinson in her first game back after the birth of her 3rd child! Both worked tirelessly to close down a well drilled shooting circle, with Survivors GA in particular, dominating the shooting for Survivors.
Storm kept their nose in front until the final quarter, when Survivors clawed level. During the last few minutes, Jackson & Mitchinson turned numerous ball & pressurised Survivors shooters into missing shots.
A couple of timely interceptions allowed Storm to snatch the game with 2 goals scored in quick succession.
Having been in the lead for most of the game, Lightning deserved the victory. It was a great team effort that earned them the win.
Storm - Stella Ben Hania, Wendy Burgess, Gemma Lott, Becky Mogg, Ella Gardner, Laura Mitchinson & Chrissi Jackson.
Player of the Match - Wendy Burgess & Laura Mitchinson