Coach Anne Melling changed the team around after the first quarter, replacing Karmen Askew at Wing Attack (WA) with Claire Fielding and bringing on Tracy Glover at Goal Keeper (GK) – who was making her first appearance for Grasshoppers for several weeks. This improved things somewhat and Grasshoppers started to mount a fight back but Sleaford were still dominant and eventually won the second quarter by 15 goals to 9. The half time score was 17-33.
The same team combination remained for the final quarter and in spite of the score, every Grasshopper player kept trying hard. Grasshopper’s defence continued to pile the pressure onto the, up until now, very accurate Sleaford shooters whilst at the other end of the court, Grasshopper’s attack began to show some dominance too. In fact, the whole team effort and ethos saw Grasshopper actually win the fourth and final quarter 12-10.
The final score was Grasshopper 40-57 Sleaford Barge.
Player of the Match award was jointly shared between Tracy Glover and Laura Harbour.