The first round of matches in the netball Superleague have now all taken place with the Jets storming to a win against Lightning and taking top place in the table. Bath, Thunder and the Mavericks also registered wins. Results as follows: Manchester Thunder 55 – 52 Surrey Storm Yorkshire Jets 70 – 44 Loughborough Lightning Celtic Dragons
Lightning kick-off their Superleague campaign tonight when they take on Yorkshire Jets at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. It will be the first chance for Karen Atkinson to see her new squad in competitive action after a successful pre-season, which has seen strong performances against Surrey Storm, England U19′s, and the England Men’s Netball team.
Thunder weathered the Storm and held off a late surge from their London rivals to win a thrilling Superleague season opener. All the talk pre-game had been about that last-second Thunder win in last season’s final and this game did not disappoint. Surrey were outplayed for large spells of the game and had no answer to Thunder’s