Melton Marvels’ first team took the Leicester League by storm with an unbeaten run to be crowned champions in only their second competitive season.
The defining result was their return match against Rutland Rockets’ third team in a top-of-the-table clash.
In a hard-fought and competitive game, Marvels had to stay focussed to beat a disciplined and well-organised Rutland team.
Strong centre court play kept the pressure on and well-worked moves in the shooting circle by Becky Greaves and Charlotte Willars kept their points column ticking over.
Necessary positional changes were made, but every player rose to the challenge and did what coach Jenny Smith asked.
Captain Becky Greaves said: “That was a key match to win against our main rivals for the league title and promotion.
“Every player gave 100 per cent, I couldn’t have asked any more of them.”
Marvels put out two teams in the Leicester League and, while not winning every encounter, the second team finished mid-table in their debut season.
They now have their sights set on developing further as a team over the summer ready to challenge at the top of the league next winter.