NORTHWICH Sapphires lost to Capricorn in the Warrington and District League’s top flight.

Lauren Watson was picked as best player in a 23-18 reverse, their fourth defeat in five matches since the summer season started last month.

Sapphires’ seconds proved too strong for their Capricorn counterparts in Division Two, Becky Waterworth’s sharp shooting in a 27-11 success making the difference.