A slightly different Grasshopper 2 line-up to normal played-out a closely contested first quarter against Falcons Yellow, ending 12-12 after the first fifteen minutes.
No changes were made going into the second quarter, in order for the team to get used to each other – particularly at the attacking end. Once more, it was very close with only a couple of forced balls into the attacking circle – which were subsequently lost – the difference between the teams. Grasshopper 2 trailed 20-24 at half time.
At the break, Rachel Bullock moved to WA, Grace Litchfield came on as GS and Becs Smith came on as WD. In spite of the changes and some really good defensive work by Player of the Match Laura Scigliano (GD), and Connie Smith (GK), Grasshopper 2 just failed to catch up, losing the quarter 10-12.
Going into the final quarter, Grace Litchfield moved to GA, Hannah Page came back on as GS and Grace Brooks went to WA. Another spirited performance ensued, but it wasn’t enough as Grasshopper 2 lost 38-42 at the final whistle.