Chamonix Jackson, aged 15, scored a brace of goals on her Vipers’ debut as the team put in one of its most hard working performances of the season.
With just 2 minutes gone, Kaylie Bickle notched a first Viper’s point with a pin-point pass to Jackson, who raced away and beat the Squaws’ net minder on the back-hand.
Whitley responded well and equalized through the constant threat of Stephanie Towns, but Nottingham would go on to lead 4-1 at the first break with two goals from Robin Mullen and one from Renata Mudrakova.
The entire Nottingham side worked tirelessly to restrict a potent Squaws’ offense that had found the net no less than 17 times in its previous two games.
There is however a wide depth of points scoring in this year’s Vipers team and this was enough to carry them to a 10-4 win.
Five of the WPL’s Top 10 points scorers are currently from Nottingham.
After missing most of last season, Megan Rathbone is now finding her full form and consistently hitting the points trail.
Hannah Worthington continued her strong performance from the Bracknell game and this time found the goal that just would not come in the last.
The goal, which followed a flowing move featuring Jess Urquhart and Megan Rathbone, shows just how well this line has gelled.
But the MoM award went to Renata Mudrakova with a 2+2 performance, which was even enough to deprive Robin Mullen’s hat-trick from taking the honour.
Whitley are a very good side, who play hard and fast, which make this result one of Nottingham’s biggest achievements of the season so far.
Final score: Vipers 10; Squaw 4
Megan Rathbone 2+2
Renata Mudrakova 2+2
Robin Mullen 3+0
Chamonix Jackson 2+0
Hannah Worthington 1+1
Jessica Urquhart 0+2
Madison Wright 0+2
Kaylie Bickle 0+1
Lucy Kendall 0+1
Emma Wilkinson 0+1
Shots on Holly Steeples 31 SV% 87.1%
Pens: Vipers 10; Squaw 10