Essex based side New Cambell made the trip up north and started the stronger of the two sides, with some early feeds being lofted in to their tall shooter. The Oldham defence were working had to stop the flow of the visitors but couldn't quite do enough to stop that final ball. Some good shooting kept the home side in touch. 11-12 at the break.
Coach Hallas replaced captain Kerry Almond for the second bringing on Abby Tyrell at GK. Unfortunately for Oldham the away side dominated the second quarter with the balls going in to the Cambell GS all too easily. So sloppy play from Oldham's attack allowed the away side to take too many intercepts and really out the pressure on the defending champions. Beth Cobden was working hard at WD to stop the feeds but could only do so much to keep the home side in touch. Half time score was 19-30 to New Cambell.