Vitality Netball Superleague protection continues on Sunday with Spherical 4 and 4 back-to-back matches obtainable to look at on the Sky Sports activities YouTube channel from 12pm.
By Sky Sports activities Netball
Final Up to date: 22/02/21 9:44pm
Have a look again on the third spherical of the Vitality Netball Superleague, and revel in a few of the greatest performances and main speaking factors.
After a cracking 10-match opening weekend, spherical three lived as much as the identical customary, kicking off with a belter between Leeds Rhinos Netball and Surrey Storm, and went from there.
In case you did miss any of the motion, then you possibly can watch each match again on the Sky Sports YouTube channel. Right here, we evaluation a few of the issues that jumped out throughout one other busy spherical of Vitality Netball Superleague motion…
Match of the Spherical
This week, we’ll look no additional than the ultimate match between Wasps Netball and Staff Tub Netball, because it highlighted the energy in depth that Tub possess in addition to Wasps Netball’s combating qualities.
Vitality Superleague – Spherical Three outcomes
|Sunday||Surrey Storm 44-50 Leeds Rhinos Netball|
|Celtic Dragons 35-52 Strathclyde Sirens|
|Manchester Thunder 57-30 London Pulse|
|Loughborough Lightning 60-35 Saracens Mavericks|
|Monday||Celtic Dragons 40-56 Surrey Storm|
|Wasps Netball 39-44 Staff Tub Netball|
Participant of the Spherical
In Dragons’ taking pictures circle, Amy Clinton continued to look ice cool and put up photographs from anyplace.
The Welsh aspect had been indebted to her work throughout their contests and in opposition to Storm particularly, you noticed how essential she is to their output when she left the court docket on account of harm. Inside a league that is filled with excellent shooters, Clinton is de facto standing up and being counted for.
Efficiency(s) of the Spherical
Usually we’ll have only one efficiency of the spherical, nevertheless on this spherical, two outfits – Manchester Thunder and Loughborough Lightning – could not be separated and there was a robust argument for Staff Tub Netball making the reduce too.
First on Sunday, 2019 champions Thunder demonstrated their credentials with a commanding 57-30 victory over London Pulse.
After affected by a sluggish begin in opposition to Strathclyde Sirens within the opening weekend, they didn’t make the identical mistake twice. As an alternative, their 18-7 first quarter, which included them scoring eight objectives with out reply from the primary whistle, laid the foundations for his or her work.
Not solely did Karen Greig’s aspect hold their foot on the gasoline all through, however they had been capable of proceed to present their youthful gamers court docket time and showcase the appreciable skills they’ve inside their ranks.
A minimum of 13 of their squad members have come by their pathways and the best way during which Berri Neil and Lois Pearson, particularly, have taken to the Superleague stage has been spectacular.
We weren’t pleased with our efficiency final week so we labored laborious in coaching this week and you may inform out on court docket. We all know that there’s nonetheless extra to return although.
As soon as Thunder and Pulse had completed on court docket then Lightning made their assertion with their 60-35 victory over Saracens Mavericks. It was one other consequence that was constructed on a robust begin because the defensive work of Alice Harvey, Sam Might and Beth Cobden set the tone.
Sara Bayman was additionally capable of flip to her bench throughout the encounter, and captain Nat Panagarry spoke post-match about their want to begin this season strongly with a view to put themselves in a optimistic place in a while.
“It is good to see that the aspect pushed on within the second half,” Bayman stated. “Everybody who got here on did precisely what we needed them to, and it was good to get all twelve of the squad on the market and placed on a confidence constructing efficiency.”
Vitality Superleague – Spherical 4 fixtures
|Sunday||Severn Stars vs Manchester Thunder|
|Strathclyde Sirens vs London Pulse|
|Wasps Netball vs Surrey Storm|
|Leeds Rhinos Netball vs Loughborough Lightning|
|Monday||Celtic Dragons vs Saracens Mavericks|
|Loughborough Lightning vs Severn Stars|
Youthful participant excelling
After flying in Leeds Rhinos Netball’s circle, 18-year-old Sienna Rushton took dwelling the participant of the match award from their 50-44 victory over Surrey Storm.
Her 34 objectives had been integral to their triumph and the best way during which she commanded her circle and had the arrogance to place up her photographs, will little question have happy her head coach Dan Ryan.
Already Rushton and Rhea Dixon are in tune with one another and appear to be they’ve performed collectively for for much longer than just some months.
With Donnell Wallam sidelined for an ‘prolonged time frame’, there shall be loads of stress on this teenager’s shoulders, however having gone on a England U19s tour on the age of 15, she must be up for the problem.
I am simply so pleased with the children, to journey the wave and are available out on high is superb. What a chance for them to get on the court docket and play, I am simply so pleased with their execution beneath some nice stress.
They shock me on a regular basis which is what’s making my job so thrilling, I adore it. There is a huge smile beneath this masks, watching they play, study and develop.
The View on Social Media
In November final yr, Mia Ritchie introduced that she had determined to take a while out from netball after 11 years within the Vitality Netball Superleague, to ‘concentrate on different elements of life’.
She will not be on court docket this season, however she is giving her ideas and opinions after each match.
#DRAvSIR Impressed with Sirens means to step up after shedding Gallagher. Swings across the circle edge labored wonders in assault. Abernethy rock stable once more. Nicholl a quiet murderer 👏🏼 Again to the coaching court docket for Dragons though Clinton’s accuracy is excellent.
— Mia Ritchie (@mia_ritchie) February 21, 2021
As you’d count on with the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham simply across the nook, England’s Vitality Roses head coach Jess Thirlby has been maintaining a tally of all of her gamers, and she or he’s retaining quiet about her predictions.
Throughout certainly one of her commentary video games on Sunday, Pamela Cookey shared her perspective on 12-minute quarters, a brand new characteristic for this season, and why she thinks they’re an amazing thought.
“I like them, I believe that it provides that little bit of additional stress to groups when it comes to them understanding that they should get going and do one thing,” she stated.
“In quarter-hour, you generally see quarters blow out slightly bit extra, as a result of one group settles in, however with 12 minutes it makes it extra thrilling. If I used to be taking part in, I might have loved it!”
Sky Sports activities is your house of netball. The Vitality Netball Superleague continues on Sunday with Spherical 4 and 4 back-to-back matches obtainable to look at on the Sky Sports activities YouTube channel from 12pm.