With Millie Price out with injury & Hannah Evans & Eleri Sewell not available, Lightning were left with the bare 7 to take on United who have proved to be tough opposition this season.
Holly Durden, teamed up with Wendy Burgess in the shooting circle for only the 2nd time this season which took time to settle. Netting only 7 shots between them in the first quarter, Lightning were trailing by 4 goals at the first interval.
During the 2nd quarter, Kat Honeywill at WA & Georgia Wing at C began to find Burgess & with more shooting opportunities, the deficit was cut back to level the scores at half time.
At the back Lizza Mitchell & Laura Mitchinson tipped, rebounded & intercepted ball, unsettling Uniteds attack & with U16 Becky Campbell making her Div 1 debut, closing down the WA, Lightning edged ahead.
During the final quarter, Lightning began to dominate & with their shooters netting 13/17 to United's 7/11, took the match by 8 goals, 41-33.
Squad; Wendy Burgess, Hollie Durden, Kat Honeywill, Georgia Wing, Becky Campbell, Laura Mitchinson, Lizza Mitchell.
Shooting stats; Burgess 27/34 Durden 14/26
Player of the Match - Georgia Wing