Mavericks lose to late Lightning strike

PUBLISHED: 17:43 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 26 October 2009

Mavericks shooter Louisa Brownfield

Mavericks shooter Louisa Brownfield

Co-operative Netball Superleague Loughborough Lightning 43 Mavericks 41 MAVERICKS lost 43-41 in the last minute away at league leaders Loughborough Lightning on Monday night. With just two rounds left of the regular league fixtures, the top four will go

Co-operative Netball Superleague

Loughborough Lightning 43 Mavericks 41

MAVERICKS lost 43-41 in the last minute away at league leaders Loughborough Lightning on Monday night.

With just two rounds left of the regular league fixtures, the top four will go on and take their place in the end of season play-offs.

Hatfield-based Mavericks, finalists for the past two seasons, are fourth at the moment, just one point ahead of fifth-placed Brunel, who they meet in a must win encounter for both sides tomorrow night (Friday).

The game went right to the wire in Loughborough on Monday.

Mavericks led after the first quarter and were still a goal to the good at half-time, leading 22-21.

Lightning had edged in front by 31-28 after the third quarter, leaving it all to play for in the final period.

Just one goal separated the two teams with 90 seconds to go.

Mavericks had possession but made two unforced errors and a Lightning penalty on full-time handed them the win.

Louisa Brownfield grabbed 26 goals from 34 attempts for the Herts Sports Village-based side.

Monique Wood ended the match with 11 from 21, while Michelle Hall scored four from eight shots for the Galleria sponsored side.

Mavericks are due to face Brunel Hurricanes at the University of Hertfordshire in a sold out match tomorrow (Friday) night.

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