Lincoln City 1 turned around a three goal deficit in the first quarter to take the victory against Nottingham Knights in their latest East Midlands Netball Regional League Division 1 game (Sunday 12th October). Jenny Leach earned her first start for the Imps in what was to be their second win of the season.
It took a while for Lincoln to find their feet, but with excellent defending from Lizzie Saywell and Lucy Heathershaw, the goals started to flow. Lincoln ended the first quarter one goal behind; 10-11.
The team remained the same for the second quarter. Jade Houlton excelled at receiving centre passes and Baker continued to convert. The Imps made numerous tips and interceptions down the court, applying pressure on every pass to force Knights to make errors. Meanwhile Vic Adams and Beth Richardson worked hard to get the ball out of defence, but by half time Nottingham Knights had levelled the scores (22-22).
Leach moved to centre in the third quarter with fresh-legged Abby Johnson making an appearance as WA. Johnson created some excellent feeds into Baker as Lincoln won the quarter again; leading the match 37-35.
The final quarter saw Richardson move to GD, with Katherine Sturton on at centre (C). Sturton fought hard against her opponent to overturn possession and provided some excellent feeds into Baker. In the end Lincoln were able to extend their lead to a comfortable 48-42 victory.
Vic Adams was awarded best player by Lincoln for her numerous tips and interceptions as well as continuous support down the court.