Herts Mavericks' Guscoth and Fisher react to win over Loughborough Lightning

PUBLISHED: 10:04 08 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:09 08 February 2016

Layla Guscoth and Lindsay Keable take control at the back.Pictures courtesy of Herts Mavericks/Scrumpix

Layla Guscoth and Lindsay Keable take control at the back.Pictures courtesy of Herts Mavericks/Scrumpix

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Hertfordshire Mavericks captain Layla Guscoth was delighted with her side's grit and determination in their 49-44 triumph over Loughborough Lightning on Saturday.

Goal defence Guscoth, who was named player of the match, has now helped her side to two wins from two games so far this season.

Following the latest triumph in Hatfield, she said: “I’m really happy after with the performance, not perfect, but for where we are at this stage of the season and the way we fought in that game I thought it was really, really impressive.

“I personally wasn’t that happy with my performance so it’s quite funny [to be named player of the match], we did quite well defensively, Lindsay [Keable] at the back was really strong turned over quite a lot of the ball and when Sam [May] and Joline [Johansson] are in front of you it’s an incredible partnership, very powerful and tall team.”

Guscoth reserved praise for her side’s teenage goal shooter George Fisher who played the second half, she added: “Special credit to George who is only 17 and came on and shot incredibly well.”

Fisher herself was equally please with the result and to be taking an important role for Mavericks in her debut Superleague season.

“It felt amazing [to play], it was a really close game,” she said.

“It was really tight and fantastic to get on against such strong players as Ama [Agbeze, an England international].

“This year we’ll be seen as the underdogs, but after this game certainly we’ve shown that we are a real force to be reckoned with.”

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