A superb performance by Lightning v Challengers has seen them move into the semi finals of the Bateman cup!
With 5 of the squad of 12 either injured, away or at Regional schools - it was with a bare 7 players they took the court & with a goal deficit of 9!
Gemma Lott stepping in at the last minute was crucial to the win, as was Lily Simmonds coming straight from the train to play!
With younger sister Maisie Simmonds, playing strongly at GS, netting 29/35, well supported by Wendy Burgess, 16/17 - Lightning were only 3 down with 15 mins to go.
Great defence by Lily & Nicky Jennings restricted Challegers shooters, who did convert well when they got possession.
Lydia Burgess at WD had a storming game, tipping & intercepting, putting the WA under enormous pressure. With Hollie Duerdon & Gemma Lott controlling the ball through court & feeding with precision, Lightning pulled away to a well deserved victory.
Lets hope we avoid Thunder in the semi's!