Team Bath through to netball’s showdown superleague weekend

14th May 2012

Team Bath are through to the Showdown Weekend – the climax of this season’s Fiat Netball Super League – after beating Celtic Dragons 52-50 last night at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village.
 
Roared on by the home crowd they made a stunning start to the must-win fixture, leading 6-0 before closing out the opening quarter 16-9.
 
By half-time they were 28-19 ahead, using some aggressive and powerful play out of defence into attack.
 
At three-quarter time they had created a big buffer at 44-29 but Dragons fought back to push the home side to the wire.
 
The win for Team Bath means they will now play a semi-final against Surrey Storm on Saturday 19 May in Dagenham with a place in the grand final at stake.

 
Starting seven

Team Bath:
GK: Kadeen Corbin; GD: Gemma Fletcher; WD:  Millie Grey;  C: Mia Ritchie; WA Yasmin Parsons; GA: Asha Francis; GS Kat Hayes
 
Coach: Jess Garland