The home team started strongly with Amelia Hall at goal attack quickly getting into the action, taking advantage of some excellent feeds from Gabby Marshall and Maria McAndrew. Amy Clinton found her range early in the game and the scene was set. Three excellent turnovers by Emma Dovey also contributed to a quarter time score of 18-10.
The second quarter was much the same, with the Oldham centre court finding the shooters with ease. Amelia Hall was giving the Oaksway Goal Defence a torrid time and Susie Armstrong at Goal Keeper was starving their shooters of scoring opportunities. At half time Oldham led 41-19.
Quarter three saw Krista Enziano take to court, with Amy Clinton moving to Goal Attack. Abby Tyrrell moved from wing defence to goal defence, Maria McAndrew from wing attack to centre and Amy Neil took the wing attack bib. Enziano, as always, was lethal with the long bomb shots, but Oldham struggled to adjust to the changes and lost the quarter 11-16.
Coach Debbie Hallas said: “Once we got into our stride we were unstoppable today. The flexibility of Amelia Hall filling in at goal attack was invaluable and a great asset to have. She deservedly got the player of the match award, also helped by her 93% shooting success rate. We have taken another valuable five points today and a giant step towards regaining our title.”
Player of Match: Amelia Hall
Starting 7: GS Amy Clinton, GA Amelia Hall, WA Maria McAndrew
C Gabs Marshall, WD Abby Tyrrell, GD Emma Dovey,
GK Susie Armstrong
Subs: Kerry Almond, Krista Enziano and Amy Neild