Vitality Superleague Round 17 preview
Wasps will aim to increase their lead at the top of the Vitality Superleague as they head to Team Bath on Friday night.
Last Updated: 18/06/18 1:42pm
Wasps will aim to increase their lead at the top of the Vitality Superleague as they head to Team Bath on Friday night to kick off round 17.
Last weekend's results saw three teams move level at the top of the table on 39 points, with Loughborough Lightning and Manchester Thunder alongside Wasps, who do have a game in hand.
Manchester Thunder won two games last weekend and they will hope to take advantage of any potential slip-ups from Wasps when they head to Surrey Storm on Saturday. Loughborough Lightning will hope to do the same as they visit Hertfordshire Mavericks.
Severn Stars' head coach, Sam Bird, believes the team's performances towards the end of the season will set their intentions and ambitions for the next one. They host Team Northumbria on Saturday.
"It's another chance to take a step towards securing sixth place and it's important for qualifying for the Fast5 competition," said Bird. "And it's important for us as a club to show that we really can be higher than this next year and we have a right to be ambitious."
Vitality Superleague - Latest standings
|(2) Loughborough Lightning||16||39|
|(3) Manchester Thunder||16||39|
|(4) Team Bath||16||33|
|(5) benecos Mavericks||15||30|
Stars emerged victorious in a dominant home performance against UWS Sirens, winning 55-36 to the delight of the University of Worcester Arena crowd, the first of three home games to round off the season.
"We've trained twice again this week so there's no taking the foot off the pedal," said Bird. "We've done our analysis and we're pushing on for Saturday. Northumbria had a really tight game with Storm where they only lost by one so we're not taking anything for granted. They certainly have it in them to pull out a strong performance."
Saturday's final game sees Celtic Dragons face the UWS Sirens.
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Live action then follows on Monday night as Wasps Netball host Hertfordshire Mavericks live on Sky Sports Mix, Main Event and Action from 6.45pm.
Vitality Superleague - Round 17 Fixtures
|Friday||Team Bath||v||Wasps Netball|
|Saturday||Celtic Dragons||v||UWS Sirens|
|Severn Stars||v||Team Northumbria|
|Surrey Storm||v||Manchester Thunder|
|Monday||Wasps Netball||v||benecosMavericks||Live on Sky Sports|
Our live coverage continues on Monday when Wasps Netball host benecosMavericks live on Sky Sports Mix, Main Event and Action from 6.45pm.
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