Leicestershire’s Grasshopper fielded a strong team for their match against county rivals, TFC Too, and some good, commanding play during the first quarter, saw them lead 6-12 at the end of this quarter.
Their strong display continued into the second quarter, but TFC Too continued to fight back and brought the score to 16-27 to Grasshoppers by half time.
Beth Smith replaced Andy Flewitt as GS and her height in the attacking circle, coupled with some very impressive defensive play by GK Tracy Glover, GD Megan Palmer and WD Laura Harbour, helped Grasshopper NC to pull away and win the third quarter by 5-12, leaving an overall score of 21-39.
Finally, a ‘man of the match’ performance in attack, by GA Donna Osborn as well as help in defence by WD Laura Harbour, helped Grasshoppers to an emphatic victory over TFC Too, by 27 goals to 52
Final score: TFC Too 27 – 52 Grasshopper NC
However, TFC Too also played some good netball and continued to show great spirit to gain themselves a point for achieving over half of Grasshopper’s final score.