• Loughborough Lightning
  • 59 - 51

  • Leeds Rhinos Netball
  • Loughborough Lightning
  • HT -
  • Leeds Rhinos Netball
30th May 2021 | KO 14:00 | Copperbox | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Loughborough Lightning 59 Leeds Rhinos Netball 51

Rhinos’ Jade Clarke commenced the game with the first centre pass of the fixture, Rhinos showed patience on the transition into the circle and showed confidence on the feed into Donnell Wallam.

Rhea Dixon took a turnover and again showing patience on the transition Wallam took the ball to goal. After taking their own centre pass to goal Leeds Rhinos held a 3 goal advantage as Lightning took time to settle.

Continued pressure from Rhinos forced Loughborough wide and Rhinos continued to extend their lead to 6-1. Tuaine Keenan applied a resounding amount of pressure onto Lightnings Cholhok allowing Vicki Oyesola to pick up the ball, Rhinos were showing confidence and transition down court smoothly however wasn’t converted as Wallam was called for an attacking contact.

Clarke showed patience on her feed into the circle awaiting Wallam 3rd move and utilised all 3 seconds to feed her well under the circle, allowing her to convert and bring Rhinos lead to 5 goals (9-4). 

Loughborough converted a Rhinos centre pass, forced a ball over Rhinos backline and converted their own centres in-between bringing the game to a closer encounter.

After taking a few minutes to settle into the fixture Lightning were soon on top form and managed to bring the score level at 11 a piece with just over a minute remaining. The first quarter ended 12-12 with all still left to play for.

Lightning started this quarter strong and showed dominance from their first centre pass, taking the first centre pass of the quarter to goal and then forcing Rhinos into a held ball again taking to goal and putting themselves in the lead.

Oyesola made a tip to the ball however couldn’t keep the ball in play and Loughborough continued to convert. A couple of minutes into the quarter Rhinos settled and remained composed, Brie Grierson showed incredible vision on the centre pass and fed ball into Wallam on the second phase of the centre pass. Rhinos played as a unit and turned over ball bringing the difference back to just two goals. Continued defensive pressure from Rhinos saw the game become level again to 21-21.

Rhinos had regained confidence and were feeding ball into the circle with ease. The game continued to go goal for goal, pressure from Rhinos forced Lightning off the sideline however due to an unforced error Loughborough regained possession and took ball to goal.

Ella Clark entered the game at GA for Lightning with a few minutes remaining of the half. Ending the half strong Loughborough forced a held ball from Rhinos and converted to bring the game level at half time 26 all.

Entering the second half both teams showed grit and determination, Loughborough took the first centre pass and smoothly converted. On Rhinos centre pass the ball went straight through Grierson hands off her body into Loughborough’s possession.

Grierson remained strong and composed when put under pressure from Lightnings tight defensive unit and continued to feed ball into the circle with confidence. Oyesola turned over ball for Rhinos and the ball was confidently fed into Wallam. 

Another strong passage of play from Wallam saw her hold off her opponent and split into the circle to gain more ground. Lightning now held a 3 goal lead, Rhinos continued to apply strong defensive pressure. 

All of the players on court from both teams put their body on the line to gain possession of any loose balls. Just seconds later this saw Rhinos co captain Fi Toner go down with an injury, with emergency time being used Emily Hollingworth was imputed to the game in the wing defence position. Wallam again utilised the three seconds but Lightning now help an eight goal lead. (43-35) After both teams continued to fight for ball the quarter ended 45-38.

Rhinos Clarke commenced the final quarter however Lightning instantly turned over ball, after converting this turnover, their own centre pass and picking up the rebound from Wallam’s missed shot Lightning now held a 10 goal lead. (48-38) Rhinos were still displaying strong defensive pressure and forced Lightning over the backline which was then successfully taken to goal with a a bullet ball from Dixon into Wallam. 

Both Rhinos and Lightning did however continue to make unforced errors which included breaking calls, attacking contacts and replayed balls. With around 5 minutes remaining on the clock Lightning introduced Alice Harvey into the game at Goal Keeper.

Lightning’s Cholhok was on fine form throughout the fixture and flourished in the final quarter, cementing her player of the match award. Rhinos continued to play with heart and fight right until the final whistle. The fixture ended 59-51 to Loughborough Lightning.

 Q1Q2Q3Q4Final Score
Loughborough Lightning1214191459
Rhinos Netball1214121351

TEAMS

Loughborough Lightning

GK: Sam May
GD: Jasmin Odeogberin
WD: Beth Cobden
C: Natalie Panagarry
WA: Hannah Joseph
GA: Suzie Liverseidge
GS: Mary Cholhock

Substitutes: Ella Clark, Alice Harvey, Jess Haynes, Lauren Nicholls, Hannah Williams

Leeds Rhinos Netball

GK: Tuaine Keenan
GD: Vicki Oyesola
WD: Fi Toner
C: Jade Clarke
WA: Brie Grierson
GA: Rhea Dixon
GS: Donnell Wallam

Substitutes: Paige Kindred, Rosie Harris, Amelia Hall, Emily Hollingworth, Sienna Rushton

 

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Rhinos’ Jade Clarke commenced the game with the first centre pass of the fixture, Rhinos showed patience on the transition into the circle and showed confidence on the feed into Donnell Wallam.

Rhea Dixon took a turnover and again showing patience on the transition Wallam took the ball to goal. After taking their own centre pass to goal Leeds Rhinos held a 3 goal advantage as Lightning took time to settle.

Continued pressure from Rhinos forced Loughborough wide and Rhinos continued to extend their lead to 6-1. Tuaine Keenan applied a resounding amount of pressure onto Lightnings Cholhok allowing Vicki Oyesola to pick up the ball, Rhinos were showing confidence and transition down court smoothly however wasn’t converted as Wallam was called for an attacking contact.

Clarke showed patience on her feed into the circle awaiting Wallam 3rd move and utilised all 3 seconds to feed her well under the circle, allowing her to convert and bring Rhinos lead to 5 goals (9-4). 

Loughborough converted a Rhinos centre pass, forced a ball over Rhinos backline and converted their own centres in-between bringing the game to a closer encounter.

After taking a few minutes to settle into the fixture Lightning were soon on top form and managed to bring the score level at 11 a piece with just over a minute remaining. The first quarter ended 12-12 with all still left to play for.

Lightning started this quarter strong and showed dominance from their first centre pass, taking the first centre pass of the quarter to goal and then forcing Rhinos into a held ball again taking to goal and putting themselves in the lead.

Oyesola made a tip to the ball however couldn’t keep the ball in play and Loughborough continued to convert. A couple of minutes into the quarter Rhinos settled and remained composed, Brie Grierson showed incredible vision on the centre pass and fed ball into Wallam on the second phase of the centre pass. Rhinos played as a unit and turned over ball bringing the difference back to just two goals. Continued defensive pressure from Rhinos saw the game become level again to 21-21.

Rhinos had regained confidence and were feeding ball into the circle with ease. The game continued to go goal for goal, pressure from Rhinos forced Lightning off the sideline however due to an unforced error Loughborough regained possession and took ball to goal.

Ella Clark entered the game at GA for Lightning with a few minutes remaining of the half. Ending the half strong Loughborough forced a held ball from Rhinos and converted to bring the game level at half time 26 all.

Entering the second half both teams showed grit and determination, Loughborough took the first centre pass and smoothly converted. On Rhinos centre pass the ball went straight through Grierson hands off her body into Loughborough’s possession.

Grierson remained strong and composed when put under pressure from Lightnings tight defensive unit and continued to feed ball into the circle with confidence. Oyesola turned over ball for Rhinos and the ball was confidently fed into Wallam. 

Another strong passage of play from Wallam saw her hold off her opponent and split into the circle to gain more ground. Lightning now held a 3 goal lead, Rhinos continued to apply strong defensive pressure. 

All of the players on court from both teams put their body on the line to gain possession of any loose balls. Just seconds later this saw Rhinos co captain Fi Toner go down with an injury, with emergency time being used Emily Hollingworth was imputed to the game in the wing defence position. Wallam again utilised the three seconds but Lightning now help an eight goal lead. (43-35) After both teams continued to fight for ball the quarter ended 45-38.

Rhinos Clarke commenced the final quarter however Lightning instantly turned over ball, after converting this turnover, their own centre pass and picking up the rebound from Wallam’s missed shot Lightning now held a 10 goal lead. (48-38) Rhinos were still displaying strong defensive pressure and forced Lightning over the backline which was then successfully taken to goal with a a bullet ball from Dixon into Wallam. 

Both Rhinos and Lightning did however continue to make unforced errors which included breaking calls, attacking contacts and replayed balls. With around 5 minutes remaining on the clock Lightning introduced Alice Harvey into the game at Goal Keeper.

Lightning’s Cholhok was on fine form throughout the fixture and flourished in the final quarter, cementing her player of the match award. Rhinos continued to play with heart and fight right until the final whistle. The fixture ended 59-51 to Loughborough Lightning.

 Q1Q2Q3Q4Final Score
Loughborough Lightning1214191459
Rhinos Netball1214121351

TEAMS

Loughborough Lightning

GK: Sam May
GD: Jasmin Odeogberin
WD: Beth Cobden
C: Natalie Panagarry
WA: Hannah Joseph
GA: Suzie Liverseidge
GS: Mary Cholhock

Substitutes: Ella Clark, Alice Harvey, Jess Haynes, Lauren Nicholls, Hannah Williams

Leeds Rhinos Netball

GK: Tuaine Keenan
GD: Vicki Oyesola
WD: Fi Toner
C: Jade Clarke
WA: Brie Grierson
GA: Rhea Dixon
GS: Donnell Wallam

Substitutes: Paige Kindred, Rosie Harris, Amelia Hall, Emily Hollingworth, Sienna Rushton