Loughborough Lightning meet Team Northumbria in Vitality Superleague
By Isabella Fish
Last Updated: 11/04/16 7:58am
Loughborough Lightning host Team Northumbria in Monday's latest Vitality Superleague clash, live on Sky Sports 3 from 7.30pm.
With just two rounds of the regular season remaining, both teams are out of contention for a top-four place. Northumbria's hopes ended long ago, while a combination of results on Saturday ended Lightning's ambitions.
Loughborough's crucial double-header began on Saturday with a 10-goal defeat against Manchester Thunder and coupled with Team Bath's victory over Team Northumbria, Karen Atkinson's side cannot now overcome the nine-point gap.
Lightning end their season with two home games and will look to finish on a high note after the disappointment of Saturday evening in Manchester.
But Team Northumbria will provide strong opposition, having picked up three victories of their own this campaign despite being tipped to struggle by many at the start of the season.
Lightning will be looking to avenge defeat from their trip to Newcastle earlier in the season, where they slipped to defeat by just one goal, Northumbria clinching victory in the last few seconds.
Lightning head coach Atkinson said: "I'm really looking forward to playing at home in front of the Sky cameras on Monday, where we can hopefully reverse the result of our away loss to Northumbria."
Watch Northumbria's trip to Loughborough on Monday from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 3 HD.
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