Saracens Mavericks, Manchester Thunder and Loughborough Lightning all win in Vitality Netball Superleague
Manchester Thunder also share top-spot with Mavs and Wasps while Loughborough Lightning sit three points behind in fourth position
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 09/03/19 8:40pm
Saracens Mavericks kept up the heat on closest rivals Wasps Netball by moving joint-top of the Vitality Netball Superleague on Saturday.
With Wasps Netball not in action against Severn Stars until Sunday, Mavs took full advantage by thrashing Strathclyde Sirens 68-38.
Their road trip to Edinburgh saw them secure a fourth win in a row as Kadeen Corbin, Sasha Corbin and Georgina Fisher all played their part in a professional performance.
Mavs enjoyed a 21-goal lead by the end of the third quarter and Kat Ratnapala's in-form side stretched it to 30 by the end of the game to move top with 21 points after nine games.
Thunder also kept pace thanks to a 66-42 win against Surrey Storm at Belle Vue with a dominant performance in the second and third quarters.
An injury for Storm's Mikki Austin in the last minute of the first quarter was a blow to the visitors, while the Black and Yellows kept up a high tempo notching an impressive 20 goals in the third quarter.
They were able to consolidate their lead through signature long-bombs from Kathryn Turner and equally impressive shots from Ellie Cardwell while Joyce Mvula received Player of the Match for her imposing performance under the post.
Lightning warmed up for their next home game against Wasps - live on Sky Sports - with a clinical 70-57 win at Celtic Dragons in Cardiff.
Watch more Vitality Netball Superleague action when London Pulse host Team Bath on Monday, March, 11 live on Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Mix from 7.15pm. Also, Sky Sports will be showing every game of the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup in July.