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25th April 2016

Vitality Netball SuperLeague

Round 11 Rematch Preview: Hertfordshire Mavericks V Manchester Thunder

Following a narrow defeat by Surrey Storm on the weekend, today we travel to Manchester for the replay of Round 11. Make no mistake, we make this trip aiming to win.  A win would see us achieve a home semi final and we obviously are keen to be able to contest that match in front of our amazing home crowd. (Editors Note: A loss could also result in a home semi-final but this is down to some complicated mathematics that we won’t bore you with!).

We are focused and ready for this match but we are clear that at this point of the season – win or lose today, we now enter the knockout phase and what matters is winning our semi final to earn a place in the Grand Final at The Copperbox.

As always, every player has a job to do on the court in both attack and defence.  They know their jobs and they work as a team at all times. We expect a tightly contested match and are focused on executing our game plan and moving forward to the semi final. 

Sam Bird, Head Coach, Said: “Despite losing on Saturday we have lots of positives to take from it. The ability to take the lead 8-1 is not to be forgotten, and we are looking to develop our ability today to be more clinical for longer periods of the match. We are looking forward to having the benefit of the match to practice again under pressure in readiness for the semi finals on Saturday". 

Today’s game will be on the LiveStream for England Netball Members and we will be tweeting the game live via @hertsmavericks. 

All that’s left to say is “Let’s Go Mavericks!”