Grasshopper 1 Regional began the game with their usual starting line-up and, after a closely contested first quarter, led by 3 goals: 10-7. At this point, Captain, Donna Osborn, came off and young Freddie Marlow took her place at GA for the rest of the game, with Katie Long as GS.
Grasshoppers’ strong defence of Laura Watson (GK), Megs Palmer (GD) and Holly Walker (WD) began to dominate in the second quarter, with Hinchcliffe only scoring 5 goals. At half time the score was 23-12.
At the break Carly Varney came on as C to replace Hannah Wale. The change meant Grasshoppers lost a bit of momentum as the players got used to each other. Grasshoppers lost this quarter 7-11. However, the final quarter saw them pull it back again with some sterling work by the defensive unit. Grasshoppers won the final quarter 12-10, beat Hinchcliffe 42-33 at the final whistle. Once again, a great squad performance. Laura Watson and Holly Walker both earned the Player of the Match award.