Charnwood sapphires who failed give Oldham any kind of competition. Oldham clocked up a 50-0 win. Next up was grange town where Oldham cruised through with a confident 32-10 win. Day 1 ended with a final win against Windsor royals 20-7.
Starting seven – Lucy Stevenson GS , Amelia hall GA, jasmine newall WA Morgan Evans C, Bayley Whittaker WD , Ellie Fitzhugh GD , Suzie Armstrong GK,
Bench – Rachel Fitzsimmons , Hannah Dahou, Olivia brown, Olivia Towey, Eleanor hull
Head coach pamela Hazelton, assistant coach Jackie Reid, team manager Andy Stevenson, scorer Nikki Whittaker.
The atmosphere in the arena was electric waiting in anticipation for the north vs south final match – Oldham v Turnford. Come on Oldham was ringing out in the arena as the girls waited on court for the start of the game. Oldham started with a boom with Bayley Whittaker WD intercepting Turnfords centre pass finished off with a slick shot by Amelia hall GA seeing the first quarter ending 5-3 to Oldham. No changes going into quarter 2. Oldhams Gk six foot Suzie switched on to Turnfords 6ft 2 GA who had been causing most of the problems for Oldham and her tight marking prevented Turnford from capitalising on her height. However a couple of unforced errors by Oldham let Turnford back into the game with half time score of 11-10 to Oldham.
Oldham were off to flier with another two interceptions from Bayley Whittaker and Morgan Evans. Oldham held their nerve bringing the ball down court to shooters Lucy Stevenson and Amelia hall . Jasmine newall fed the ball into them with precision and the slick defence of Suzie Armstrong and Ellie Fitzhugh pressured Turnford into making errors – Oldham went into a 19-14 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Oldham went into the last quarter knowing they had to score from every centre and knowing that they had to work hard for every second of every minute and they would be bringing the trophy home again. The noise in the arena was so loud nobody heard the end of time hooter go off and the umpire had to step on the court to stop the game. Final score 23-21 to Oldham.
GA Amelia hall had 100% shooting accuracy in the final with12/12 goals .
GS Lucy Stevenson on 11/12 and 91%.
Player of the final was Bayley Whittaker.
Player of the tournament was Amelia Hall.