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Strathclyde Sirens

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Surrey Storm

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5th March 2022
Round 6
Emirates Arena
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Mikki Austin
Mikki Austin Surrey Storm View profile

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Strathclyde Sirens edge out Surrey Storm in Glasgow thriller

After technical difficulties with the court delayed the start of play by an hour, Sirens came out fighting, scoring the first two goals and showing that they meant business against a Surrey Storm that have won two of their previous three games.

With strong pressure throughout the court, Sirens were able to finish the first quarter 18-15 tin front and coming into the second quarter the same starting seven looked to continue the flow that they began the match with.

Both Niamh McCall and Bethan Goodwin were having absolute stormers of a match and were working the circle, keeping Storm's defence on their toes and giving them a run for their money.

Unfortunately time had to be called with nine minutes of the quarter remaining when the court began to lift and had to be re-laid. Once play was restarted the Sirens came back with that same fight and drive that they started the match with and forged a nine-goal lead at one point.

Storm were able to disrupt the hosts rhythm and ended the second quarter trailing by just three at the half-time interval.

With no changes going into the third quarter continued strong play from Sirens kept Storm working hard and there was little between the teams throughout the period.

Towards the end of the quarter Taylor McKevitt came off and Claire Maxwell came on as WD to switch up the play and try to take the game away from Storm. But the visitors were equal to the task and as play began to tighten up, Storm drew level.

Support from the crowd and hard work from Sirens saw them eek out a 48-46 lead ahead of the final quarter which saw Emma Barrie come onto GS.

The final quarter had it's highs and lows for the Sirens and was the true definition of a nailbiter. Play remained incredibly close with little between the teams.

With the intensity at a high and the game on the line, Emily Nicholl was given a warning but the hard work and support from the fans paid off as Sirens claimed the 59-57 victory in the closing seconds of the contest.

Gilbert Player of the Match - Gia Abernathy (Strathclyde Sirens)

"To come away with a win after the most unfamiliar pre-game preparation is a credit to the team.

"It speaks of out culture and character to adapt and come together with the same focus we knew would take a 60 min effort. So proud of this team. So proud of the Sirens tribe. Onto the next as we continue to build," Gia Abernethy.

Match report supplied by Strathclyde Sirens