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Surrey Storm

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Manchester Thunder

Match Details

17th April 2022
Round 14
Resorts World Arena
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Caroline O’Hanlon
Caroline O’Hanlon Manchester Thunder View profile

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Surrey Storm vs Manchester ThunderVNSL Spring Showdown

Manchester Thunder kept their unbeaten record with victory over Surrey Storm Image: Ben Lumley

Manchester Thunder netted a record 80 goals as they powered to an 80-50 victory over Surrey Storm on the second day of the Spring Showdown in Birmingham.

Eleanor Cardwell scored 47 goals while Joyce Mvula added another 30 as Thunder maintained their unbeaten season in style.

Peace Proscovia kept up her terrific scoring record with another 42 goals for Storm to remain over 100 clear at the top of the scoring charts, but it was not enough as Storm fell to a second defeat of the weekend.

Storm started the first quarter well with two quick goals before Thunder began to assert their dominance with four unanswered goals to establish a two-goal cushion.

Thunder then began to control the tempo, playing with patience in the through court to find both Cardwell and Mvula as both deadly shooters regularly found the net as Karen Greig’s side went in 14-10 ahead at the end of the first quarter.

The league leaders continued the second quarter as they finished the first, dominating all over the court despite the best efforts of Storm.

It was quickly a nine-goal lead for Thunder, and Storm could not find a way to halt the tide despite Alima Priest coming on for Felisitus Kwangwa.

Nat Metcalf dominated the court from wing attack as Thunder took ever-greater control of the game, ending the second quarter 34-23 to the good.

Storm continued to ring the changes in a bid to get back into the game, with Yasmin Parsons, Grace Sullivan, and Emma Magee all now off the bench.

Proscovia kept the scoreboard ticking over for Storm, but it was not enough as Thunder continued to score at a relentless pace.

Thunder netted 22 goals in an electric third quarter to extend their lead to 23 ahead of the final quarter.

Storm did not let up, however, and netted an impressive 18 goals in the final quarter, going goal for goal in spite of Thunder’s dominance.

Thunder themselves netted a huge 24 goals in the final quarter to reach the record-breaking 80 mark and cap a fine performance from the leaders.

The Gilbert Player of the Match was Manchester Thunder's Nat Metcalf