Wasps Netball crush Celtic Dragons in Vitality Netball Superleague
By Sky Sports Netball
Last Updated: 10/06/18 1:07pm
Wasps Netball demolished Celtic Dragons to move back level at the top of the Vitality Netball Superleague as Manchester Thunder and Surrey Storm also won.
Tamsin Greenway's side crushed the Dragons 83-42 in Cardiff with the team dominating from first centre-pass.
The victory puts Wasps back level with Loughborough Lightning at the top of the table - with one game in hand over their Midlands-rivals.
If it was a wake-up call we needed, then we got it and now we're back on track.
"We knew we had to come here, make a statement and we did just that," said head coach Greenway. "Losing the last two games was a reality check and we came here to Cardiff, got the win and proved what we are capable of.
"We changed our combinations and made some changes that gave us more in the attacking end - the little tweaks paid dividends.
"I think this win has taken the pressure off a bit, but it is a long season and it's far from finished yet.
"The last two weeks proved you can't take your foot off the pedal. If it was a wake-up call we needed, then we got it and now we're back on track."
Wasps' next home fixture sees them face benecosMavericks on Monday, June 18 (7pm centre-pass).
Manchester Thunder took a huge step towards the play-offs with a 52-47 victory over benecosMavericks in Hertfordshire.
Head coach Karen Greig was happy to see her side get through a tough away game.
"I'm happy to take the win and the three points," she said. "We flew out of the blocks in the first quarter and felt like we had enough ball to push out further.
"Our full-court defensive effort was fantastic again, but we just didn't reward ourselves as much as we would have liked.
"We had real flashes of brilliance again but consistency eluded us at times. We were put under immense pressure from Mavericks at times but we maintained our composure at key points which saw us take the win."
Surrey Storm recorded a dramatic late 52-51 victory over Team Northumbria at Surrey Sports Park.
The win handed Storm their second consecutive win, for the first time this season.
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