Lightning were unlucky to lose this closely contested match as scores were even for most of the 60 minutes.
They took an early 3 goal lead through some accurate shooting by Wendy Burgess 4/5 & Millie Price 7/9, however by half time Park had got back into the game, levelling the scores at 17 all.
Lizza Mitchell & Jo Hutchings worked tirelessly in defence to cut out the ball to Parks shooters, tipping & intercepting many feeds, but it was the height advantage of their GS & the accuracy of their GA that kept them in the game.
Unusually it was through court that Lightning lost ball, with a high error rate & some rather enthusiastic 3 second calls by the umpires which lost us possesssion!
Georgia Wing at C had a tough battle against her opposite C, but she had another good game, keeping her composure throughout.
With scores again level at 3/4 time 27 goals each, it was going to be anyones' game.
It was finally down to a couple of errors which cost us possession & the accuracy of Parks shooters in that last 15 minutes (14/16) that allowed them to snatch victory by 3 goals!
Squad; Wendy Burgess, Millie Price, Sarah Amey, Georgia Wing, Becky Campbell, Hannah Jones, Jo Hutchings & Lixxa Mitchell.
Shooting Stats ; Burgess 8/11. Price 30/43
Player of the Match- Jo Hutchings