Lightning played a super opening game of the season against Old Chelts, only slipping to a one goal defeat in the final minutes.

This year saw a new line up take the court with youngsters Maisie Simmonds & Millie Mather moving up to this level, new comers Jennie Bore & Nicky Jennings joining the side & Katie Lyons back after a long absence.

During the first quarter the line up looked unsettled with numerous errors in attack. With the Chelts GK being underestimated, the Hucclecote attack found it hard to get the ball cleanly to Simmonds, giving them a 2 goal advantage at the first interval.

Changing the mid court had an impact on error rate, & with Simmonds netting 6/8, Lightning closed the gap to trail by 1 goal at half time.

During the second half the defence duo of Nicola Jennings & Millie Mather worked tirelessly turning over the ball 12 times, but with the odd feed still falling short, Hucclecote couldn't quite over haul the 1 goal lead Chelts hung onto.

Squad: Maisie Simmonds, Jennie Bore, Kat Honeywill, Jess New, Katie Lyons, Lily Simmonds, Nicola Jennings & Millie Mather.

Shooting Stats - Simmonds 19/26. Bore 4/8 Honeywill 3/9

Player of the Match - Nicola Jennings.