Report: Early exit for Thunder at Fast 5 All-Stars

Thunder’s star names couldn’t prevent an early exit from the inaugural British Fast 5 All-Stars Championship at The O2 Arena on Saturday (23 September).

Playing in front of some vocal Thunder fans at the London venue, as well as live on Sky Sports, the black and yellows led by coach Karen Greig couldn’t convert opportunities into points in the new, shorter, faster format of the game.

Former stars Helen Housby and Sara Bayman were the all-star picks for the tournament and returned to join the Thunder family for the occasion – but the team suffered two defeats in their opening two games to Loughborough Lightning and Severn Stars, meaning they were eliminated from the competition.

Results

Round 1 Manchester Thunder 31  42 Loughborough Lightning
Round 2  Manchester Thunder  9 24 Severn Stars