Lightning made a great start in this match against Old Chelts top team. With them currently in 2nd place & Lightning in 3rd, it was always going to be closely contested.
It was Lightning who took the initiative, taking an early lead, through some excellent shooting from Millie Price making her debut in Div1. Teaming up with first Wendy Burgess, then Hannah Evans, Price continued converting confidently, netting 18/20 attempts, which earned her player of the match.
Another youngster making her debut, 15 year old Georgia Wing, after a nervous start had a great game at Centre, then WD, where she tipped & intercepted a number of balls.
Both these players demonstrating they are more than capable at this level.
At the other end, Lizza Mitchell @ GK rebounded well, though to be fair Chelts GS didn't miss many attempts
! There was never more than 2 goals between the 2 teams & going into the final quarter one goal down, Lightning knew it was anyones game.
It was only in the final few minutes, with a couple of handling errors & missed shots that Chelts edged ahead.
In parts there was some super netball played, but it was evident that the long Christmas break did Lightning no favours!
Millie Price, Hannah Evans, Wendy Burgess, Sarah Amey, Georgia Wing, Kat Honeywill,Laura Mitchinson & Lizza Mitchell.
Shooting Stats; Price 18/20 Burgess (1 quarter) 2/2 Evans (1/2) 9/14
Player of the Match ; Millie Price