Sunday saw the return match against Northants JMs in the East Midlands Netball Regional League Division 2. Unfortunately, a very sluggish start saw Grasshoppers quickly fall behind and they were losing at the end of the first quarter. Coach, Anne Melling made several changes, which proved to be good ones, as Grasshoppers caught up and then overtook JMs to lead at half time.
Unfortunately, Grasshoppers could not maintain their level of play during the third quarter though and JMs began to dominate through some consistent and accurate shooting from their GS. Despite close marking in the defensive circle and some good interceptions from Grasshopper’s Player of the Match, Kate Garner, JMs extended their lead going into the final quarter. Grasshopper’s game began to flow a little more during the last fifteen minutes and they made a concerted effort to level the score. However, their efforts were in vain as JMs maintained their lead and deservedly won the game by 4 goals.
Final score: Northants JMs 40 – 36 Grasshopper NC.