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Netball Superleague 2019: Lightning, Wasps and Stars all win


Loughborough Lightning’s defender Tuaine Keenan battles for the ball in opposition to Saracenes Mavericks

Loughborough Lightning staged a sharp attempting comeback to beat Saracens Mavericks 54-49 – and stake their claim as very right title contenders in round 12 of the Netball Superleague.

Defending champions Wasps received assist to winning ways with a convincing 67-35 victory over London Pulse.

On the alternative hand, 2nd-placed Manchester Notify, who’re degree on substances with Wasps, like a game in hand and a resolve over Strathclyde Sirens on Monday will purchase them three substances run at the tip of the table.

Wasps had misplaced three of their final four video games going into this match, prompting head coach Mel Mansfield to indicate the consequence used to be all-valuable.

“It used to be a correct resolve for us, this game used to be all about getting some belief assist within the personnel,” she talked about.

“I was happy that they pushed on and received by a huge margin. It wasn’t the carried out article but we now like received rather plenty of rounds to head but to supreme our play.

Sport of the week – Loughborough Lightning 54-49 Saracens Mavericks

Loughborough Lightning like now overwhelmed three of their high four competitors, following up wins over Notify, Wasps with this home victory over Mavericks, to avenge a heavy loss within the reverse fixture.

Group Bath, who’re also attempting for a play-off field, are the most efficient facet Lightning are but to beat.

The resolve in entrance of a capability 900-accurate crowd lifts Lightning above their opponents to third within the league table.

Mavericks controlled elegant classes of the predominant half of but Lightning’s 2nd half of performance echoed how their season has unfolded to this point – slack out of the blocks but as soon as they hit their fling, they are unstoppable.

They outscored Mavericks 32-24 within the closing two quarters, sparked into existence one more time by the spectacular Nat Panagarry within the centre-court docket, who seamlessly linked up play between defence and assault, which eased the stress on shooting duo Mary Cholhok and Ella Clarke.

Stars outshine Dragons

Severn Stars played out a tug-of-battle style game in opposition to Celtic Dragons, sneaking their fourth resolve of the season by a single intention, fifty three-52.

Two fixtures dwell on this round of the Superleague, as Manchester Notify roam to Glasgow to face Strathclyde Sirens.

Sirens are without their starting shooter Cat Tuivaiti for the rest of the season after she presented she is awaiting her first child with Professional 14 rugby participant husband, Jimmy.

Surrey Storm also host high-four chasing Group Bath on Monday evening.

And within the stop…

It’s probably you’ll maybe maybe well also simply endure in thoughtsOscar the dogfrom final week’s league round-up, after he supplied a miniature little bit of pet remedy to his friend and Wasps participant Jade Clarke after her facet narrowly misplaced to Notify.

Smartly, it appears he is now embracing his new-learned popularity…

Outcomes & fixtures

Saturday, 30 March

Celtic Dragons fifty three-52 Severn Stars

Loughborough Lightning 54-49 Saracens Mavericks

Sunday, 31 March

Wasps67-35 London Pulse

Monday, 1 April

Strathclyde Sirens v Manchester Notify (19:30 BST)

Surrey Storm v Group Bath (19:30 BST)

Vitality Netball Superleague table 2019
GroupPlayedWonLostForAgainstDesign DifferenceDesign AverageChoices
Wasps12937175711461.2627
Manchester Notify11926885681201.2127
Loughborough Lightning1293680683-31.0027
Saracens Mavericks12847115731381.2424
Group Bath1183613573401.0724
Severn Stars1248603625-220.9612
Surrey Storm1147545612-670.8912
Celtic Dragons1248613684-710.9012
Strathclyde Sirens1129501616-1150.816
London Pulse12111576741-1660.783

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