Round 8 Match Report – Loughborough Lightning vs Cardiff Dragons

Round 8 Match Report – Loughborough Lightning vs Cardiff Dragons


In the eighth round match of the league, the LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons travelled to Loughborough to take on the reigning champions, Loughborough Lightning. The match was held at the Sir David Wallace Arena, where the hosts boasted a starting seven full of international players.

Loughborough Lightning started the game strongly and took an early lead, establishing an 18-goal lead at half-time. However, the Dragons fought back in the last quarter. Despite their effort, Loughborough Lightning emerged victorious with a score of 69-41.

Khanyisa Chawane played at centre for Dragons and posed a challenge for the Lightning team. The South African Spar Protea managed three gains and one intercept, but her efforts were not enough to stop the defending champions from securing their fifth consecutive win.

Overall, it was an exciting match, with both teams showcasing their skills and determination. Loughborough Lightning proved once again why they are the reigning champions, while the LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons fought hard until the very end.