Loughborough Lightning host Surrey Storm in Vitality Netball Superleague live on Sky Sports and on Sky Sports YouTube channel
Coverage from Sir David Wallace Arena gets underway at 6.45pm with centre pass at 7pm
By Paul Prenderville
Last Updated: 09/04/19 2:47pm
Loughborough Lightning take on Surrey Storm live on the Sky Sports YouTube channel on Monday night looking to maintain their seven-game winning streak.
Since a defeat to Team Bath in round five, a loss that left them with just two wins from their opening five games, Sara Bayman's team have been unstoppable, winning each of their last seven games.
That run has included wins over top four rivals Manchester Thunder, Wasps and Saracens Mavericks as well as 66-50 round seven win at Storm, whose top four hopes have stuttered since then.
Having moved to the brink of the top four, that defeat for Storm was the start of a run that has seen them lose five of their last six and they now sit seventh - 15 points off Loughborough, who occupy the final top four place.
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|
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Saturday's defeat to Wasps for Team Bath means Lightning have the chance to move up to third in the table, but they also can move six points clear of fifth place with five games to go after Mavericks shock defeat to Pulse over the weekend.
Storm's only win in their last six games came against Sirens and they are desperate to return to winning ways and finish as the best of the rest of the rest with their top four hopes evaporating over the last month.
The story so far...
|L'boro Lightning||Surrey Storm|
|L42-72 v Wasps||R1||W56-38 v Sirens|
|W52-44 v Stars||R2||L39-59 v Saracens Mavs|
|L51-64 v Saracens Mavs||R3||W56-50 v Bath|
|W60-49 v Sirens||R4||L47-70 v Wasps|
|L50-75 v Bath||R5||W69-49 v Pulse|
|W65-60 v Thunder||R6||W55-46 v Stars|
|W66-50 v Storm||R7||L50-66 v Lightning|
|W56-51 v Pulse||R8||L46-48 v Dragons|
|W70-57 v Dragons||R9||L47-54 v Wasps|
|W60-59 v Wasps||R10||W53-44 v Sirens|
|W54-53 v Stars||R11||L50-58 v Saracens Mavs|
|W54-49 v Saracens Mavs||R12||L48-57 v Bath|
In their own words - the coaches
Sara Bayman - Loughborough Lightning
"Storm have got some really good players and they have been really unfortunate with injuries," she told Netball Nation podcast
"But they have some real quality and they produce big performances - their first half against Bath was impressive - so we are going to have to play well.
"Our fate is in our own hands now and that is how we want it we don't want to be relying on other teams getting results for us."
Mikki Austin - Surrey Storm
Directly after their Round 12 match, Storm's director of netball Mikki Austin urged her side to look to 'piece it all together' going forwards.
Tamsin's one to watch
A key match-up for me is Yas Parsons against either Jess Shaw or Nat Panagarry [selection depending] in that mid-court battle.
Storm pushed Bath at the weekend and one of the big things is this connection between Yas and Sigi Burger. I think that Yas is playing some of the best netball that I've seen her play and her feeding is exceptional.
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So Lightning are going to want to cut that down and at the other end their really getting that connection into Mary Cholhok now.
All are very short, sharp and nippy centres so it will be a real battle between the centre court.
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.