Coach Debbie Hallas demanded a quick start as this is something that Oldham have struggled to achieve throughout the season but New Cambell had other ideas. The first quarter was scrappy and no team got into any real flow and the ball seemed slow through the court. Oldham managed a few converted turnovers and led the first quarter 12-9.
At quarter time Hallas was quick to make changes bringing Maria McAndrew to wing attack shifting Rachel Henry to centre and Sara Hale came on at goal keeper. The changes worked straight away and Oldham quickly upped their gear and put three goals on the board without an answer from Cambell. The ball flew through the centre court and McAndrew was finding space well. At times the Oldham attack were unstoppable and managed to score 24 goals in the quarter with 100% shooting stats from Turner and Travis. At half time the score was 36-22.