Melton Marvels 1 had their first game of 2019, after what felt like a long Christmas break with no training or matches, and faced the league leaders, Grasshoppers 1.
While Marvels were finding their feet, Grasshoppers took the advantage and built a 12-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Melton team switched on and shaded the second quarter, reducing the deficit to 25-18 at half-time.
The third quarter saw the Leicester-based side pushing hard to increase their lead to 25-37.
But Marvels didn’t drop their heads in the final quarter and matched their opponents goal-for-goal as the match ended 45-33.
This is the Marvels’ first season playing in the Leicester Netball League Premiership, and they currently sit around mid-table.
The team will now look to secure a few more wins in order to ensure their safety and continue their progress in this division next season.