Bath Storms to big win over Surrey

TEAM Bath has temporarily grabbed fourth spot on the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) ladder after seeing off Surrey Storm in a 25-goal thriller at Surrey Sports Park. Both sides were competing for the spot, with the Storm three points ahead of Bath, but the blue and gold side had a far superior goal difference, and it showed in this match, coming away with the 66-41 triumph.

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In what was a battle for fourth spot, Team Bath comprehensively came away as the winners against Surrey Storm, saluting in all four quarters to win, 66-41 at Surrey Sports Park. Bath won each quarter by at least three, holding a four-goal lead at quarter time, and extending that out to nine by the main break. After the Storm’s most competitive in the third (10-13), Bath regained control with the most one-sided stanza of the match (22-9) to storm away to the 25-goal win.

Kim Borger put up an impressive 41 goals from 44 attempts to lead the shooting side of things, also pulling down two rebounds and one deflection. Her partner-in-crime Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (25 goals from 27 attempts) had 17 feeds and a deflection, whilst Kirsty Harris (26 feeds) was fluent in wing attack. Phumza Maweni (nine deflections, eight turnovers, three intercepts and one intercept) worked tirelessly with Layla Guscoth (nine deflections, eight turnovers, three intercepts and one rebound).

Peace Proscovia (25 goals from 29 attempts, two rebounds and one deflection) was down on her usual numbers but still shot well, whilst Francesca Wells had 10 goals from 13 attempts. Leah Middleton had six deflections, two turnovers and one intercept, but it was Mikki Austin in centre who was a standout with 13 feeds, four intercepts and four turnovers.

Team Bath do not have to wait long to play again, taking on London Pulse on Monday night, whilst Surrey Storm lock horns with Loughborough Lightning on Saturday, April 13.

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