Surrey Storm belatedly earned a first home victory of the season as a solid full-court display brought a comprehensive win.
Sigi Burger dominated against a Strathclyde side shorn of their own sharp-shooter, Cat Tuivaiti, and Storm steadily pulled away to end the game with a double-digit advantage.
The early exchanges, though, swung first to Storm and then Sirens, as the visitors scored three unanswered goals to lead 5-3, only for Storm to roar back with four of their own in succession.
Yasmin Hodge-England netted in the final seconds of the first quarter to establish a 13-11 lead, which soon became 20-15 thanks to another goal for Burger, whose movement frequently created ample space under the net. However, Storm errors allowed Sirens to close the gap to six at half-time.
Illuminated by one particularly impressive interception from Player of the Match Shadine van der Merwe – which allowed Burger an easy shot under the net – Storm dominated the third quarter to lead 41-31 with 15 minutes left.
Thereafter Storm kept Sirens at bay, despite a brief resurgence which reduced the arrears to seven goals, and typically swift, incisive passing through the thirds allowed Burger to ensure that Storm were never unduly pressurised.
You can watch both sides at the BIG Easter Weekend. Surrey Storm will travel to Coventry where they will be part of a six-team festival of netball over the weekend of 20th and 21st April whilst at the same time Strathclyde Sirens host the remaining four teams for exhilarating action in Glasgow.