Sunday 4th November saw Iceni play Grasshoppers in the East Midlands Netball Regional League Division 2 fixture at Loughborough University’s Sir David Wallace Sports Centre.
Iceni got off to another slow start but picked up towards the end of the first quarter and only trailed Grasshoppers 9-11 after the first fifteen minutes. The game followed a similar pattern in the second quarter but the opposition managed to increase their advantage slightly, going in at half-time, 16-21 up.
In the second half, Iceni fought back and won the third quarter by two goals. However, the team still trailed 27-30 going into the final fifteen minutes. The fourth and final quarter saw Iceni continue to claw back Grasshoppers’ lead and with just a minute to go, the scores were level at 35 goals each. A lot of attacking and counter-attacking play ensued but the opposition managed to score just before the final whistle.
The final score was: Iceni 35-36 Grasshoppers.
Iceni’s Player of the Match went to Kay Marshall who played a strong roll throughout the mid-court.