Amy Neild came to WA for the red and blue side in the second quarter and the defence trio had a shuffle round; Zoe Mallinder to WD, Amber Hazelton to GD and Susie Armstrong to GK. It took some time for Oldham to settle into the quarter and the Manchester defence did their job in Oldham's shooting circle doubling up on Chloe Shepherd, which Oldham needed to adapt to quickly. Oldham started to become static and hesitant with the ball in the goal third, which allowed Manchester to come back at them and gain momentum through court, with little challenge from Oldham. Manchester forced a draw from the quarter so Oldham maintained their nine goal advantage 25 – 16.
Going into the final quarter Victoria Austin came back to WA and Fellows to C. Oldham started very well and the continued the flow through into attack. Hazelton dominated in the defence circle and got some crucial interceptions for Oldham, who managed to capitalise on them. Oldham took a greater lead in this quarter winning by 12 goals taking the final score to 55-36.
Ashworth commented: "The game was a mixture of a performance today there was some great passages of play and also some hesitancy. However, overall the shooting statistics and turnovers have improved since the last game. Some good individual performances again, particularly from Amber Hazelton, who dominated in defence".
GS Chloe Shepherd
GA Sarah Brennan
WA Victoria Austin
C Ebbie Danson-Chappell
WD Amber Hazelton
GD Susie Armstrong
GK Zoe Mallinder
Subs: Eleanor Fellows, Amy Neild, Isobel Hallam and Joely Ferris
Isobel Hallam 14/16 88%
Sarah Brennan 9/9100%
Chloe Shepherd 30/34 88%
Player of the Match - Amber Hazelton