Having lost the opening two matches in the East Midlands Netball Regional League, Division 1, newly promoted Charnwood Sapphires faced top of the table Hinckley Hurricanes.
A tight first quarter saw Hinckley lead by one goal, 13 - 12, at the break.
Neither team could take advantage in the second quarter and half time saw Hinckley maintain their one-goal advantage with the score poised at 27 - 26.
Sapphires found their stride in the third quarter and put pressure on Hinckley, forcing them to make mistakes. Strong team work saw Sapphires take the quarter 18 goals to 7 and take a lead of 10 goals. The score at the end of the third quarter was 34-44.
Despite a fight back by Hurricanes, Sapphires kept their nerve in the fourth quarter to take the match 46-54.