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Netball Superleague: Mavericks get better of Loughborough

February 7, 2011

Hertfordshire Mavericks doubled their points tally with a FIAT Netball Superleague 3rd Round win at Loughborough Lightning ( 33-45) in a game both teams will be able to use as a learning tool.  It was a good game for fans of defensive netball.

Mavericks GS Louisa Brownfield was the most successful of the shooting staff landing 76% of her shots, for the rest it was not a day to put in the scrapbook.  It was a different story at the other end.

The visitors defensive duo of Guscoth and Keable used all four quarters to improve their working relationship, which is coming on nicely.  With Camilla Buchanan and Georgia Schmidt the Mavericks are building a strong back four.

Their coach Maggie Jackson was pleased with their performance; “I wanted them to dictate more than they have been and today they did.  The extra training has helped, they are beginning to come together and were turning over good stuff.”

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Afrika Morris, Alex Sinclair and Emma Bliss are also finding some form on the court and made it hard work for the visitors.  Olivia Murphy had another great game alongside former Mavericks WA Sophia Candappa.

Lightning’s failure to get enough ball to their shooters meant they were unable to keep up with Mavericks who take their second win in three games and prepare for Monday’s derby game with Surrey Storm.

Loughborough Lightning Rose Port said: “The game lacked consistent shooting from both sides due to persistent and dogmatic defensive play. Lightning need to define when to be patient and stay calm.”

Lisa O’Sullivan
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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