Thunder travel to Bath in a bid to keep their winning run intact

Manchester Thunder travel to Bath in a bid to keep their winning run intact.

The Black and Yellows will be full of confidence following a tough work out against Hertfordshire Mavericks in round seven of the Superleague. While their opponents on Friday night will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Sirens in Glasgow last time out. Looking ahead to the match in Somerset, coach Karen Greig is keen for her players to start with much more urgency. She said: “We have to start games how we are finishing them. The last two games we have started slowly so we need to be ready from the very first whistle.”

It has been another quick turnaround for Thunder, with two games in five days coming for the second time this season. But having matches close together has already worked in their favour after they previously beat Team Northumbria and Wasps in quick succession. And Greig sees no reason why Thunder can’t bag their sixth win in a row, in round eight. ”It seems to benefit us having games close together as last time it worked out really well for us and these are girls who need to be touching base with each other regularly,” Greig said. “We’ve had a lot of work to do, looking at Bath and they are going to pose us some problems, but nothing that we can’t go away and implements a good gameplan against them.”

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Report by Denise Evans