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London Pulse

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Saracens Mavericks

Match Details

5th June 2023
Round 20
Copper Box Arena
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Match Results

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Lisa Mather
Lisa Mather Saracens Mavericks View profile

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Sasha Corbin

Sasha Corbin in her final Netball Super League match. Image: Ben Lumley

Saracens Mavericks legend Sasha Corbin signed off from her playing career in style with a 52-46 victory over league leaders London Pulse.

Corbin called time on her 18-year career, which has seen her captain Mavericks for a decade and was given the perfect send off at London's Copper Box.

Mavericks ended Pulse's 13-match winning streak, inflicting just a second defeat of the season on Sam Bird's side ahead of their semi-final against Surrey Storm on Friday.

Pulse got off to a strong start taking a 6-2 lead but Mavericks worked hard to pull back the deficit and the quarter ended with a slim 13-12 lead for the visitors.

There were no changes for Pulse to start the second quarter, with both defensive ends showing their metal with exciting turnovers.

Pulse got off to the stronger start but once again Mavericks managed to hold their nerve and extended the lead.

During the quarter Sasha McDonald entered at goal attack for Pulse and the quarter ended with Mavericks extending their lead to five, 28-23.

Pulse injected some changes for second half with Ashleigh Dekker coming on at centre and Ellie Rattu to wing defence.

This time Mavericks got off to the quicker start and halfway through the quarter had extended their lead to ten.

Mid-quarter changes saw Lindsay Keable come on at goal keeper for her 250th career NSL match and Alicia Scholes entered at wing attack.

Both made an immediate impact with Scholes injecting some explosive pace in attack and Keable showing all her experience to turnover ball.

At the end of the third quarter, Mavericks led 41-35 but coach Sam Bird showed her faith in her full squad and with an eye to Friday’s semi and made no changes going into the fourth.

A huge final quarter was once again a tense and close affair. Berri Neil re-entered court mid-quarter at goal shooter and the gap seemed likely to lessen. But no-one was giving an inch and the final score ended 52-46.

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