TeamBath aim to secure home play-off
TeamBath can guarantee a home fixture in the first round of the end of season Fiat Netball Superleague play-offs if they beat Surrey Storm in Thursday’s (12 May) crunch game at the Sports Training Village.
The reigning champions scored an impressive 56-42 away victory over second placed Northern Thunder last night (Monday).
That result means if TeamBath can beat Storm on Thursday they will have the advantage of a home tie in the third plays fourth play-off, when their opponents would once again be Surrey Storm.
Thursday’s big game takes place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village with the pre-match entertainment getting underway at 6.45pm. For tickets for the TeamBath v Surrey Storm game, please call the ticketline on 0844 888 4412.
But head coach Jess Garland knows Storm will be no push over, with former TeamBath players and University of Bath alumni Rachel Dunn and captain Tamsin Greenway both in particularly good form this season.
“It was particularly pleasing to win all four quarters against Northern Thunder and we’ll be aiming to carry that form forward in our home game against Surrey Storm on Thursday,” said TeamBath head coach Jess Garland.
“Having a home tie in the first round of the play-offs would give us a big advantage,” she added. “We have the best fans in the Superleague and I know they’ll really get behind us on Thursday.”
TeamBath edged the first quarter 15-14 against Northern Thunder, but stretched their lead to 30-24 by the half way mark. They had opened up a 10-goal advantage at 43-33 at the end of the third quarter before closing the game out at 56-42.
Young goal shooter Rosie Allison scored 28 goals from 31 attempts (90 per cent) with captain Pamela Cookey adding 22 shots from 25 and Asha Tett chipping in with five from seven at the end of the game.
TeamBath round their regular season campaign off with a trip to Glasgow Wildcats on Saturday (14 May).