The Derby-based team showed that they were a match for Bluetits in the third quarter though. Pennine’s Becs Grundy and Elisha Cooper were excellent in their marking of the Bluetits’ shooters and although the Leicestershire team had more shots at goal, their accuracy was dramatically reduced because of the pressure applied by the two Pennine players. Meanwhile, Pennine were more efficient in their shooting. They had fewer shots but the ones they took were converted well.
Bluetits were able to regain the momentum in the final quarter though and eventually took the match 38 - 20. It was a disappointing result for the Derby team but nonetheless an improvement on the last time the teams met at the start of the season.