Round 10 ends with Loughborough Lightning vs. Wasps, live coverage will start at 6:45 pm Monday on Sky Sports Mix, Action & Main Event
Last updated: 3/16/19 21:34
Manchester Thunder won an impressive 57-49 victory over the Saracens Mavericks to finish second in the Superleague, tied with the Wasps leaders.
The champions not being in action until Monday night, Saturday's drama saw the second and third collision and it's a rejuvenated Thunder that has pulled the most points from the Hertfordshire Sports Village.
Also on Saturday night, Bath equalized Loughborough with a stellar 56-50 victory over Celtic Dragons, placing in the top four on goal difference, while Surrey Storm and Severn Stars were also victorious.
Round Ten – Results and Results
|Saturday||Swim team||56-50||Celtic Dragons|
|Surrey Storm||53-44||Strathclyde Sirens|
|Mavericks Saracens||49-57||Manchester Thunder|
|London Pulse||51-60||Severn Stars|
|On Monday||Loughborough Lightning||v||wasps|
|Live on Sky Sports Mix|
All eyes were on the game of the round in Hatfield, where Mavs and Thunder were looking to put pressure on the league leaders, Wasps, and where both teams presented their talent.
Nonconformists quickly took the lead, but after scoring five goals, a thunderous response was a warning for what was to follow. Mavs maintained a 16-15 lead at the end of the first 15 minutes, but the second and third quarters belonged to Thunder.
Coach very happy … Really tough match against a Solid Mavericks team that put a lot of pressure on us and made us feel uncomfortable, happy with the way we reacted in this way, … https://t.co/PbjTlxGuq4
– Karen Greig (@kjgreigy) March 16, 2019
An imperious defensive screen saw Thunder provide a lot of ball back so that his attack could make the most of it and without Joyce Mvula making a mistake, visitors led 30-28 at the break.
Mavs had a balanced start to the game several times, but each time, Thunder found the defensive play allowing him to open a lead and at the end of the third quarter, Karen Greig's team led by seven.
With Kerry Almond and Emma Dovey dazzling, the Mavs were unable to find a way to cross. The introduction of Karyn Bayley while George Fisher was heading for the attack on goal was a last die roll, but without success, Thunder winning.
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Swim team were the first winners of the day, beating the Celtic Dragons in a thriller at Team Bath Arena that ended at 56-50 against hosts.
After suffering two consecutive defeats against the Mavericks and Wasps of high flight, Bath was removed from the top four but a return to victory in front of the cameras of Sky Sports last Monday was followed by a victory disputed on Saturday. afternoon.
The first quarter was balanced, but the arrival of Serena Guthrie, of England, allowed Bath to score a five-goal lead at halftime before determined Dragons did not go out. move away to prepare for a dramatic last quarter.
After another three quick starts, Bath opened an eight-goal lead, but the Dragons have improved a lot this year. Even though they never got close enough to threaten a victory, they made Bath work hard.
Also an exceptional Saturday, Surrey Storm kept alive their hopes of being in the top four, ending a series of two successive defeats with a 53-44 win over Sirens.
The Serbs had taken advantage in the first quarter, but Sigi Burger helped Storm take the 13-13 advantage, becoming a nine-goal lead midway through the second period.
However, Sirens fought back and scored six goals at halftime. The attacks of Mikki Austin were then eliminated in the next 15 minutes and ended the match with a score of 41 to 31 in front.
To the credit of Sirens, they took the last quarter 13-12 but it was not enough to reverse the situation and they remain ninth, with a place ahead London Pulse, whose waiting for a second win of the season continues .
At the copper box, Severn Stars produced a superb third quarter to grab a 60-51 win over Pulse.
As expected, there was little difference between the teams and Pulse took a 28-25 lead at the break before a third quarter inspired by the visitors.
The Stars won the crucial 20-10 period and maintained their advantage in the last 15 minutes to record a dominant win, but only after a fierce first half match that once again highlighted Pulse's skills.
Watch live Vitality Netball Superleague when Loughborough Lightning will present the Wasps on Monday, March 18th live on Sky Sports Mix, Main Event & Action starting at 6:45 pm. In addition, Sky Sports will broadcast all 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup games in July.