Coach Debbie Hallas had a young side once again, with only two of the 10 players over the age of 20. But the court time and experience that the young players had received in the season paid off.
Oldham started slow, taking time to get used to the experienced heads of the away side's attacks. Susie Armstrong was doing what she could against the tall shooter, and, after a minutes, began to work out her opponent, helped by some strong defensive pressure. Oldham still went in at the break two down at 13-15.