Netball Superleague: Wasps Netball's Mel Mansfield reacts to beating Team Bath
Last Updated: 08/04/19 3:40pm
Wasps Netball "stamped their authority" on the chase for the Netball Superleague play-offs, their coach Mel Mansfield believes.
Wasps beat Team Bath 61-46 at the weekend to widen the gap between themselves and fifth place to six points with five games remaining.
Wasps are now second, three points behind table-topping Manchester Thunder. Loughborough Lightning's game-in-hand is against Surrey Storm on Monday, live on Sky Sports YouTube at 6.45pm.
Mansfield said: "That was potentially our best performance over the full 60 minutes tonight against really strong opposition.
"We stuck to the game-plan and trusted it throughout, winning every single quarter which I'm really happy with.
"I'm so pleased with the defence, they worked so hard to limit Bath all over the court and that made a real difference.
Vitality Netball Superleague - Round 13 Fixtures
|Saturday||London Pulse||62-59||Saracens Mavericks|
|Manchester Thunder||73-46||Celtic Dragons|
|Severn Stars||49-40||Strathclyde Sirens|
|Wasps Netball||61-46||Team Bath|
|Monday||Loughborough Lightning||vs||Surrey Storm|
|Live on Sky Sports Mix & streamed on Sky Sports YouTube channel|
"It's amazing what a win does for the mood in the camp and to beat a top team in a pressurised game like this will do wonders for the players' confidence.
"The top four is so tight and I think we really stamped our authority with a win like this."
Watch Loughborough Lightning's meeting with Surrey Storm live on Sky Sports Mix on Monday, April 8 from 6:45pm and the match will be streamed live on the Sky Sports YouTube channel. Also, Sky Sports will be showing every game of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 in July.