Melton Marvels were in action last Tuesday in the Leicestershire Netball League at Soar Valley.
Marvels Firsts gained early control and momentum against Knighton Seconds with a small lead in both the first two quarters.
Melton’s defence turned over numerous balls and frustrated Knighton into mistakes.
The third quarter saw both teams swap a few positions and Knighton managed to get the upper hand to draw level at 25-all going into the final quarter.
But the Marvel shooters were on great form as the team dug deep to secure a 33-30 win.
The second team was involved in a friendly and equally competitive game, and made a great start with a three-goal lead after the first quarter.
The momentum continued in the second and third quarters as great passing and fantastic interceptions allowed Melton to take a nine-goal lead into the final quarter. Their opponents began to pull it back, but the Marvels dug deep and hung on for a 28-24 victory.
* Marvels 3 played the week before in a tough physical game which forced various changes throughout the four quarters.
Uncertainty and inaccurate passing saw Melton eight adrift at the first quarter.
But a positive team talk and a change to short, sharp passing saw Marvels cut the deficit to four at half-time.
They maintained the momentum and drew within two goals before eventually losing out 33-29.
With most of the team having to play out of position, Marvels took some positives from the game, particularly as to where players are best suited.