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Strathclyde Sirens

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16th April 2022
Round 13
Resorts World Arena
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First Centre Pass

Laura Malcolm
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Manchester Thunder vs Strathclyde Sirens

Manchester Thunder had too much for Strathclyde Sirens at Spring Showdown. Image: Ben Lumley.

Manchester Thunder kept on rolling on Easter Saturday with a comfortable 73-51 win against Strathclyde Sirens thanks to a convincing 21-goal first quarter.

Head Coach Karen Greig changed up the attacking end in the first of Thunder’s Spring Showdown games and from the first centre pass they were absolutely relentless.

Pathway star Lois Pearson continued slotting in the goals while Eleanor Cardwell spent the entire match plucking the ball out the air, much to the awe and enjoyment of the fans.

The path from Laura Malcolm in centre to Cardwell was always strong and direct, while the Thunder pressure in defence never stopped, with such a tight backline of keeper Kerry Almond, goal defence Shadine van der Merwe, and another pathway product in Yasmin Roebuck at wing defence.

Thunder were 21 – 11 to the good by the end of the first quarter and, by half-time ,Cardwell had made 100% of her shots and as Thunder moved 40-19 ahead.

At half time, Sirens captain Gia Abernethy described their performance as disappointing and it continued to be a challenge in the second half, as Pearson, Rayner and Roebuck continued to shine.

“We were all on it today,” said Gilbert Player of the Match Yasmin Roebuck.

“We’ve been working so hard in training; it was great to see the results on court that we were so unified. Great atmosphere here too. It’s my first season so it’s great to be surrounded by such a great group of girls.”

Match report provided by Manchester Thunder.

You can also watch the highlights from all the games in the VNSL 2022 season HERE. Buy tickets to support Manchester Thunder at their home games here and support Strathclyde Sirens at their home ground by buying tickets here.

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