Champions Manchester beat Otter 13-7, including hat-tricks by Isobel Howe (Photo: Trevor Hyde) and Steph Whittaker, while Bernice Cowton netted five for Sheffield in their runaway 21-4 victory over City of Birmingham. Coventry defeated Caledonia 13-3, Sarah Kreiser on target again with four.
Early pacesetters in women's Division 2 are Tyldesley and Sheffield Stingrays, the only teams to win both their matches at Grantham. Fourteen-year-old Anna Motley followed up her four-goal effort against Bristol on day one with seven in a 13-9 success against Otter Lutra. Tyldesley beat Mid Sussex Marlins 17-14, despite a six-goal effort for Marlins by Liv Henderson.