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Surrey Storm's Pamela Cookey in action against Hertfordshire Mavericks

Storm defeat Mavs in semi-final thriller

Surrey Storm will have the chance to defend their Vitality Netball Superleague crown at the Grand Final after overcoming Hertfordshire Mavericks in arguably the greatest Superleague semi-final of all time.

It had already been billed as the potential match-up of the season and the two teams did not disappoint. Mavericks gained an early advantage and retained a two goal lead going into the half-time break.

The home side turned the tables and led by one heading into the final fifteen minutes. A capacity crowd were on their edge of their collective seat as the scores were tied at 50-50 with two minutes remaining.

Wonderful through court pressure allowed Surrey to claim a vital turnover and, despite strong fight from Mavericks, they were able to see out a 53-51 success to confirm their place in the title decider.

The 2016 Grand Final will be a repeat of the 2014 classic when a last second goal gave Manchester Thunder victory over Storm. The side from Guildford will be hoping to exact revenge when these two clash on Saturday at the Copper Box Arena.

To read the official match report from Surrey Storm head here.