Match Preview: Manchester Thunder travel to Severn Stars

Manchester Thunder travel to Severn Stars on Saturday with the plan to maintain their unbeaten record in the fourth match of the season.

After a tough game last week against Superleague newcomers London Pulse, the Black and Yellows will be hoping to bag another win against sixth place Stars.

Stars recorded their first win of the Superleague season against Celtic Dragons, evidently relieved at the return of their captain Maryka Holtzhausen.

They come into this game following a week away from the Superleague, after their fixture against Team Bath was cancelled due to the snow.

Thunder will hope to keep up the momentum of their season, the return of Liana Leota last week a welcome site to the Thunder crowd.  Leota managed to get more than 45 minutes under her belt last week and is undoubtedly keen to get back on court once again this weekend.

However, with the strength that Thunder have coming off the bench this season, rest assured that that WA position will be in safe hands.

After two consecutive Player of the Match performances, Caroline O’Hanlon will be looking to impress once again in Thunder’s first real away trip of the season, aside from Super 10s.

Director of Netball Karen Greig said:

“It’s going to be a tough game against Severn Stars, even though they have lost some key players they have recruited well. Having had a week off last week they’ll be raring to go and ready for us.
We’ve had a good week in training after tough game Monday and will be looking to put out a solid performance over four quarters.”

Centre pass is at 6pm on Saturday 9th February.

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