The return match of this season started very closely, with Nottingham Knights and Grasshoppers scoring neck and neck at either end (18/11/12). Grasshoppers were leading for the majority of the quarter and Beth Smith looked particularly confident at Goal Shooter (GS), making life difficult for the Nottingham Knights’ defence. However, the Leicestershire team were pipped at the post in the final minute, to trail 12-13, after the first quarter.
However, due to some superb athleticism and link-up play by Nottingham Knights’ Centre (C), Danni Gatt, alongside some faultless shooting in their attacking end, Nottingham Knights romped away with the second and third quarters to lead 27-45 going into the final quarter.
Grasshoppers rallied for the last fifteen minutes and won the quarter, 15-14. However, it was too little too late and Nottingham Knights ran out final winners 42-59.
It was a great, well-contested and well-umpired game.
The Grasshopper “Player of the Match” went to Beth Smith at Goal Shooter (GS). For more information about Leicestershire’s Grasshoppers, please check out their website: www.grasshoppernetballclub.co.uk