This match is always a close encounter which brings out the best in Lightning & this game was no exception, with Lightning demonstrating exactly why they are currently in 2nd place in Div one behind Hurricanes.
The final scoreline is not a true reflection of how close these two teams were matched, with only 1 or 2 goals between them for 3/4's of the game!
Outstanding shooting by both Flo Edwards ( Hurricanes 35/46) & Hannah Evans ( Lightning 30/42) kept the scoreline close.
Both teams played sharp attacking netball, driving into spaces & feeding their shooters well.
With Hurricanes only 1 goal ahead at half time, they really had to step up a gear to open a slight lead by 3/4 time. An unfortunate injury to Lightning C Jess New, & with no sub available, allowed Hurricanes to pull away in the final 15mins.
Both teams put on a fantastic display of netball.
Player of the match; Hurricanes - Tonia Donaghue. Lightning -Hannah Evans