Carol Anne Diamonds won three of the four quarters against Almondsbury but a slow start cost them dearly.
This Netball South West Regional League Two fixture had often been a close-run thing over the last few years and Saturday’s encounter was no exception as Almondsbury won 56-53.
With Carol Anne slow out of the blocks, the visitors looked on course for a rout with a 19-10 first-quarter lead.
But Diamonds set out on what had all the makings of a famous comeback, helped by sharp defending from Emma Tomlinson.
With amazing shooting consistency from player of the match Samme Ten Bokkel, Diamonds won the next three quarters 15-13, 16-14 and 12-10, but Almondsbury did just enough to stay in front.
Carol Anne Diamonds: Kelly Hawkings, Samme Ten Bokkel, Levi O’Brien, Harriet Jones, Emma Tomlinson, Kelly Houle, Vicky Brooks, Lauren Howard.