After two games on the road, Yorkshire Jets are back in front of home crowd this Easter weekend hoping to put in as strong a performance as the last time they played in Leeds.
They take on the reigning Vitality Netball Superleague champions, Surrey Storm, on Saturday after a disappointing duo of away games which has seen Jets being beaten by Loughborough Lightning and heavily defeated by Team Bath.
Last Saturday’s game in the South West was particularly disappointing with a poor performance stopping a run of what had been clear improvements. Three weeks ago, in their last home game, the team came within minutes of beating table toppers Manchester Thunder.
Head Coach Anna Carter will be hoping a return to Leeds and playing in front of a sell-out, vocal home crowd will spur the players on once again: “Our game in Bath last weekend was a low point in what has been a challenging and disappointing season so it is important we bounce back strongly this weekend. Our last home game, saw our best performance of the season and we came agonisingly close to our first win.
“This weekend’s game against Surrey Storm is another opportunity for us to prove we can compete with the best and we’ll be working as hard as we can to show our loyal supporters that we deserve their continued support.”
Surrey Storm are currently in third in the Superleague table and with five games of the regular season to go, they will be looking to consolidate their grip on one of the four semi-final places.
They have won their last two games, against Team Northumbria and Team Bath, and beat Jets in the reverse of this weekend’s fixture by 59 points to 36 last month.
Centre pass in the round 10 fixture is on Saturday at 4pm.
Report courtesy of Yorkshire Jets