TeamBath take on Mavericks in repeat of Superleague final
TeamBath aim to return to winning ways in the Fiat Netball Superleague when they host Hertfordshire Mavericks on Friday (18 March) night in a re-run of last year’s Superleague final.
TeamBath ran out 51-44 winners in that final to secure their fourth Superleague title, but Mavericks exacted an element of revenge when they edged out TeamBath by just a single goal at 42-41 in February.
TeamBath head coach Jess Garland is hoping another big TeamBath crowd will cheer them on after a Superleague regular season record of around 1100 fans turned out in force at the Sports Training Village for last week’s two-goal defeat at the hands of Northern Thunder.
“We have to win this one. We need to stay competitive at the top of the league,” said Garland.
“Having lost to Mavericks and Thunder we need to reverse those results next time we play them, starting with Mavericks on Friday.
“I’m confident we can beat Mavericks, but we know they’ll be tough,” she added. “We weren’t at our best last time we played them.
“We’ve had some positive discussions as a group since the Thunder game and we can draw some confidence from the fact that many of the reasons we didn’t win are in our control.”
Mavericks boast an array of players who developed their game at TeamBath, including University of Bath graduates Monique Wood, Sasha Corbin, Lindsay Keable and Rose Morgan-Smith.
TeamBath beat Mavericks in all four finals they have contested, with Mavericks winning the title on the only one in five occasions that TeamBath did not triumph.
The pre-match entertainment on Friday gets underway at the Sports Training Village at 6.45pm on Friday.
To buy tickets for TeamBath’s home games please call the ticketline on 0844 888 4412.