22 February 2020

Vitality Superleague round-up: defending champions Manchester Thunder narrowly beat Wasps

The Vitality Superleague began again today and saw 557 goals in a thrilling spectacle of netball.

Here's a round-up of all the action.

Defending champions Manchester Thunder secured a 62-55 victory in their clash with Wasps.

The teams both put on strong performances but Thunder just edged it to get their season off to a perfect start.

It looked like a day for narrow victories as London Pulse started with a narrow 53-51 win over Strathclyde Sirens.

Pulse's Sigrid Burger scored the first goal of the new season and their attack proved too much for the Sirens.

Surrey Storm claimed a one point win over Celtic Dragons, the score there 44-43.

Storm's Karyn Bailey was the match's leading goal scorer as she slotted 31.

Meanwhile, after the first quarter in the Saracens Mavericks' match they were down 17-11 to Severn Stars but by half-time they had clawed back a 34-25 lead.

The Marvericks found their stride in the third and fourth quarters to run out 70-49 winners.

Player of the match Razia Quashie said afterwards: "From last season to this season, the massive change is that we all believe in each other."

Lastly, Team Bath convincingly beat Loughborough Lightning 72-58. 

Loughborough's Natalie Panagarry was injured during the match with their Director of Netball Sara Bayman saying: "We don't really know at the minute, we're hoping that it's nothing serious." 

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