Lightning V United
Lightning made a strong start in this match taking control from the outset. Shooters Rachel Price & Wendy Burgess both netted their shots with accuracy, while at the other end, tight marking kept United's shooters under pressure. Laura Mitchinson particularly turned numerous balls & with the welcome return of Eleri Sewell from a long injury, joining her, United were denied many opportunities.
Kat Honeywill, moved up from Storm played a steady WD, linking with Holly Walker & Sarah Amey mid court. Errors crept in allowing United to even the scores in that quarter so at half time the scoreline was 19-12 in Hucclecotes favour.
Claire Nowacki, in her first game this season in Div 1 came on at GK to add some height in the circle & with Sewell moving to WD & Honeywill to WA, Lightning extended their lead to 10 goals.
The shooting circle of Burgess & Price continues with each game to improve & with Burgess netting 23 from 24 attempts, Lightning went on to win by 13 goals.
It was a really solid squad performance, which they thoroughly deserved to win.
Shooting Stats; Price 20/30 ( 69%) Burgess 23/24 ( 96% ) WOW!!
Squad; Rachel Price, Wendy Burgess, Sarah Amey, Kat Honeywill, Holly Walker, Eleri Sewell, Laura Mitchinson, Claire Nowacki.
Player of the Match; Wendy Burgess