Manchester Thunder finished the season on a high with a 56-48 victory over Team Bath in the Superleague third-fourth play-off.
It was a weekend of highs and lows as Thunder were forced to come back from a horrible loss to Wasps in the semi-final on Saturday, which also saw them miss out on a spot in the Grand Final.
But the Black and Yellows showed great character to pick themselves up and put in a confident display over the physically-imposing Bath.
The result was even more incredible given that Thunder suffered an exodus of players in the off-season.
Head coach Karen Greig believes Thunder have far exceeded even her highest expectations, which was to finish fourth.
“We didn’t come out fighting on Saturday, and although there were flashes of real brilliant, I think we lacked that passion we showed today (Sunday), she said. “Overall we were inconsistent in the
semi-final and didn’t carry out the game plan.
“We had belief today (Sunday) and we knew ...
Manchester Thunder finished the regular season in style with a 60-45 victory over Severn Stars.Thunder will now head into the Final Four in Birmingham to play Wasps with confidence.It was a match with a colourful twist as the Thunderdome showed support for the Stonewall campaign, which encourages equality in sport for the LGBT community.Players wore rainbow laces and staff donned specially-designed t-shirts as the final game of the season at the Thunderdome finished with a splash of colour.Thunder took their time to stamp their authority in the game but an impressive display from player of the match Joyce Mvula led their charge after a strong opening quarter from the visitors.​Coach Karen Greig was keen to show ‘solidarity’ for the Rainbow Laces initiative. “We wanted to show that sport is for all and it’s great we got to support Rainbow Laces today,” She ...
Manchester Thunder will want to finish strongly in their final game of the regular season on Saturday.Thunder face Severn Stars at the Thunderdome in the last match before the Final Four competition. The Black and Yellows recorded their biggest win of the season last time the two sides met in Worcester. And they will be looking to repeat that performance to give themselves as much confidence as possible going into the play-offs in Birmingham on June 10 and 11.Coach Karen Greig said ahead of the game: “We need to prepare well, do our homework and go out and make sure we win. We want to finish the regular season strong, going into the Final Four on a high.”Thunder players will be wearing Rainbow Laces to support the Stonewall charity, an initiative to help make sport inclusive for everyone, including the LGBT community.Colours of the rainbow will be the theme for the match and fans are encouraged to support the campaign on the day by wearing bright colours.Thu...