Mavericks just beaten by Surrey Storm at Copper Box in front of record breaking crowd

Head Coach Karen Atkinson

Head Coach Karen Atkinson - Credit: Archant

A record crowd for a domestic netball match saw Herts Mavericks fall to a narrow defeat to Surrey Storm at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

A total of 3,151 spectators made their way to the London 2012 Olympic Games venue to see the Hatfield-based Mavericks lose 52-50 in the Zeo Netball Superleague clash.

Mavericks went ahead early on, but Storm had taken a 16-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and stretched that to 30-22 by half-time.

There looked no way back for Mavericks when they were 10 behind, 43-33, following the third period.

However, a dramtic final quarter saw Karen Atkinson’s side come to within a point of the league leaders, however Storm clung on and secured the victory by two points.

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Mavericks travel to Wales on Friday to face Celtic Dragon, before heading north to face Manchester Thunder on Monday (March 17).

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