Mavericks too hot for Team Bath

PUBLISHED: 11:18 01 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:22 03 March 2016

Layla Guscoth leaps for the ball. Picture by David Roper for Matchtight

Layla Guscoth leaps for the ball. Picture by David Roper for Matchtight

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Herts Mavericks go into Saturday’s Vitality Netball Superleague showcase event, London Live at the Copper Box Arena against Surrey Storm, after getting back to winning ways.

The Hatfield-based side suffered a first loss of the season on Saturday going down 57-48 to league leaders Manchester Thunder, but bounced back in style triumphing 56-42 at play-off rivals Team Bath on Monday.

With previously unbeaten Thunder then defeated by Storm at the start of the week, Mavericks and Thunder are joint top of the table on 15 points, with Storm and Bath tied third on 12.

Despite being down by five shots during the opening stages at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village, Mavericks fought back with six unanswered goals to lead 11-10 at the end of the first quarter.

An early change saw teen goal attack George Fisher replaced by Sophie Hankin for the second period.

The switch in personnel did not trouble the visitors though as they forged further ahead and were 29-20 up at half-time.

With their noses well in front Mavericks never looked like giving it up and a fine third quarter saw them 44-30 in front.

The Hertfordshire side saw out the remaining quarter to win 56-42.

Mavericks starting seven: GS Sammy Wallace; GA George Fisher; WA Michelle Drayne; C Joline Johansson; WD Sam May; GD Layla Guscoth; GK Lindsay Keable.

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