The day began with a minute's silence as a tribute to two BWPL life members who died recently - ex-President Pippa Jones and former NWPL men's chairman Steve Monico.
Annie Clapperton, top BWPL goal scorer this season, once again led the way for Manchester, netting four of the first quarter goals. Otter rallied later and Katy Cutler hit the target three times - but Manchester were never seriously threatened and will now face Liverpool Lizards in tomorrow's gold medal match. Liverpool defeated Coventry 11-4.
Manchester's men also progressed to tomorrow's title game, beating Solihull 12-8. The Midlanders led 2-0 at the end of the first period, thanks to two goals by Arthur Davies. But Manchester recovered to go 3-2 up when Joe O'Regan scored one of his five goals at the end of the second quarter and were able to control the rest of the game.
Tomorrow's gold medal game will be between Manchester and Cheltenham, who eased through with a 24-8 victory over an understrength Lancaster team.
Photos (Trevor Hyde) - Above: Annie Clapperton scores the first goal for Manchester against Otter, shrugging off a tackle from Katy Cutler. The other Otter player is Lucy Bullock. Below: Joe O'Regan in dynamic action for Manchester men.