Fans of the Vitality Netball Superleague are in for a treat this bank holiday weekend, with two Rounds taking place back to back! The remaining four matches of Round 9 will play out tonight and tomorrow, before all five Round 10 games are played on Monday.
Round 9 began earlier this week with an exciting match between Celtic Dragons and Sirens in Wales, which saw the hosts take their first win of the season.
Next up for Dragons will be a clash against Severn Stars on Monday. With a home crowd behind them again and boosted by the taste of victory, the Dragons will be after a second win.
For Sirens it will be a game at home against Manchester Thunder. Having beaten Surrey Storm on home turf in Round 8, Sirens will be going all out for another win with the hopes of getting closer to a top-four spot.
But first Round 9 continues tonight, with Team Bath welcoming Hertfordshire Mavericks. Having lost their last two matches, Bath will be looking to get back to their winning ways. A win against Mavericks would be vital for morale, before their next fixture takes them away to face an undefeated Loughborough Lightning.
With eight out of eight Lightning are sitting six points clear at the top of the table and are looking unstoppable. Up next for the league leaders will be an away game against Severn Stars on Saturday, before taking on Team Bath on Monday.
They are yet to be beaten, but this season has been full of surprises. Will they manage ten out of ten?
Stars are facing two very different matches as they take on the top of the table on Saturday before the bottom of the table on Monday. Every match counts and they will keen to push forwards and secure some points at this halfway stage.
Wasps will be determined to secure another win at home tonight as they take on Team Northumbria at the Ricoh Arena. Despite the season not starting exactly as they may have hoped, the side are sitting third in the table.
With an away match against Hertfordshire Mavericks on Monday, Wasps will be fighting for another two triumphs.
With both of their next matches away against top-four opponents, Team Northumbria are in for a challenging couple of Rounds. But as we’ve seen already this season – anything can happen.
On Saturday we’ll see a repeat of the 2016 Grand Final and 2017 Super Ten clash between rivals Manchester Thunder and Surrey Storm. Both sides are on 18 points each and have everything to play for.
This time Thunder will have the home advantage and will be determined to make up for their loss last time. A win for the black and golds would be a huge boost to their quest to the top.
Surrey Storm will need to be on best form to defeat Thunder and the side will be eager to make up for losses in the last two Rounds. A win on Saturday would be just what they need before welcoming Team Northumbria on Monday. Last year’s winners have a reputation to defend and will be coming out firing.
Mavericks are another team facing two tough battles this bank holiday weekend. A win tonight would mean vital points for the former champions, as would a triumph over Wasps on Monday as the Round 10 action comes to a close.
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Round 9 Fixtures
Monday 10th April
Dragons 55 v 52 Sirens
Friday 14th April
Bath v Mavericks, 5pm
Wasps v Northumbria, 6pm
Saturday 15th April 17
Thunder v Storm, 5pm
Stars v Lightning, 7:30pm
Round 10 Fixtures
Monday 17th April
Storm v Northumbria, 3pm
Lightning v Bath, 4pm, LIVE on Sky Sports Mix from 3:45pm
Dragons v Stars, 7pm
Sirens v Thunder, 7pm
Mavericks v Wasps, 7:30pm
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