Otter stun the champions

The Otter Ladies 1st team pulled off a brilliant 9-7 victory over reigning champions Liverpool Lizards in this season's opening match of the women's Division 1 campaign at Newport Saturday.

Liverpool had led 5-3 early in the third period and then 7-5 midway through the last. Lily Turner's penalty with just over two minutes remaining cut the gap; and within another 30 seconds Holly Campbell equalised.

There were just 20 second left when Otter grabbed an 8-7 lead thanks to another Turner penalty. Campbell scored again just as the final hooter sounded.

Otter eased to a second victory on Sunday, defeating Caledonia 18-2. Seven of the goals went to Lily Turner, with Katie Cutler adding four. Left-hander Hannah Edwards scored twice in the second quarter for Caledonia but the Scots rarely threatened in attack. Otter keeper Tracey Allen added to their frustrations by saving a penalty. 

The team now have a couple of weeks off before taking on Hucknall and Coventry in Sheffield Mid October. 

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