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Strathclyde Sirens

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Loughborough Lightning

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25th February 2022
Round 5
Emirates Arena
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Gia Abernethy
Gia Abernethy Strathclyde Sirens View profile

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Loughborough Lightning continue winning streak away to Strathclyde Sirens

Cholhok and Nicholl race for the ball. Source | Jamie Williamson.

Strathclyde Sirens faced off against defending Vitality Netball Superleague champions Loughborough Lightning in their third home game of the season.

Early and fierce pressure from Lightning meant they crept off with an early lead from the start of the match, going six goals ahead in the first five minutes. Sirens looked to steadily closing that gap with some amazing intercepts from Emily Nicholl helping to turn the centre passes. Hard work from the Sirens led them to finish the first quarter 11-16 to Lightning.

Going into the second quarter, Sirens continued with their same starting seven to keep the flow as smooth as the first quarter. From the very start of the quarter, it was clear how badly both teams wanted this win and match play remained extremely intense throughout the quarter.

Halfway through the second 15, the returning Towera Vinkhumbo came on in place on Rachel Conway in goal keeperto add some fresh legs to the court and change up play within the defending end. Vinkhumbo made an immediate difference and bagged some impressive interceptions. Sirens couldn’t quite snatch the lead and went into half-time  33-24 down.

Moving into the third quarter, Sirens brought Claire Maxwell into wing defence and moved Taylor McKevitt forward into centre. The intensity of the previous quarters did not dwell in the third quarter and both teams were fighting their absolute hardest with Sirens really holding their own in this quarter which ended 44-36 to the visitors.

In the final quarter, Kelly Boyle moved into wing attack and Gia Abernethy moved back into centre while Bethan Goodwin came off and Emma Barrie made her first appearance of the season at shooter. Despite all their best efforts, Sirens were unable to pull it back and the final score was 61-48 to Lightning.

The win sees the away side move up to second place just behind Manchester Thunder on goal difference after four games played. A tough week for Sirens means they are still yet to win a game on home soil this season.

Gilbert Player of the Match: Nat Panagarry (Loughborough Lightning).

Match report provided by Strathclyde Sirens.

You can re-watch the full 60 minutes on Sky Sports' YouTube channel here. You can also watch the highlights HERE.

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