Pennine had five of their usual squad members unavailable and although Alexa Gregory retained her Wing Defence (WD) position, it meant that Emma Warren was once again moved to Goal Defence (GD) and Jackie and Kim Milsom were called upon to help cover the Goal Keeper (GK) position. In spite of the changes, Pennine’s defence managed to contain the Nottingham City attack for the vast majority of the game though.
At the other end of the court, Pennine’s shooters were up against Nottingham City’s defence, who pressurised the Derby team whenever they could. However, Pennine managed to track Nottingham City’s goals-to-shots ratio throughout the game and came within two goals of Nottingham City’s lead at one stage of the third quarter.
Despite a great performance by Pennine, the actual number of shots Nottingham City had made the difference between the two teams.
The final score was: Nottingham City 41 – 34 Pennine
In the end, Pennine just couldn’t keep up the pressure for the whole of the game, with the match slipping from their grasp in the final quarter.
Pennine’s Player of the Match went to Alexa Gregory.