• Saracens Mavericks
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  • Leeds Rhinos Netball
  • Saracens Mavericks
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  • Leeds Rhinos Netball
25th April 2021 | KO 16:00 | Copperbox | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Saracens Mavericks 48 Leeds Rhinos Netball 63

Leeds Rhinos Netball kick-started their second half of the season at London’s Copper Box arena against a strong Saracens Mavericks side. From the start, they showed northern grit and determination throughout the fixture coming out victorious by 15 goals.

Rhinos captain Jade Clarke took the first centre pass of the game which Dixon converted getting Rhinos onto the scoreboard. Hollingworth swiftly turned over Mavericks centre pass allowing Wallam to convert putting Rhinos ahead 2-0.

Both Mavericks and Rhinos continued to display athleticism on the court. The game was quickly brought level at 5 all. Rhinos appeared confident on the feed into the circle and throughout the first quarter, this confidence flourished. Mavericks took a few minutes to settle into the game after a tenacious start from Rhinos, but both teams now composed the game continued goal for goal. Rhinos displayed strong team connections and turned over multiple balls with Hollingworth making the first tip of the process, Rhinos backed each other up and transitioned the ball into the attacking circle to convert. The final quarter ended 16-12 with Rhinos having the 4 goal lead.

Entering the second quarter Rhino’s continued to show high levels of energy and freedom whilst playing through the court. The connections between both Rhinos units continued to flourish and the feeds through court became stronger and stronger allowing Rhinos to push out their lead to 7 goals, 22-15. Mavericks then proceeded to have a run of goals and strong passages of play, whilst rhinos continued to add to their tally now holding a 5 goal lead, 26-21. Hollingworth and Oyesola applied defensive pressure to the Mavericks side and forced the ball off the backline, after another smooth transition Wallam converted. There was nothing but net from Wallam pushing towards the half time whistle allowing Rhinos to cement their lead. Their strong defensive pressure ended the quarter with two turnover balls from Keenan and after conversion Rhinos entered the half time period with an 11 goal advantage, 33-22.

After the half time break, Saracens Mavericks made multiple changes, the most noticeable change was Kadeen Corbin moving down the court to GK. Corbin disrupted Wallam within the circle but Rhinos managed to stay composed and get the ball to goal. Wallam cemented her player of the match position during this quarter scoring multiple layups, long-range shots and owning the goal circle. Mavericks showed patience from the start of the half however Rhinos continued to push their lead remaining calm, composed and clinical. Dixon’s and Grierson’s vision and trust on the feed into Wallam continued to grow and this became more than evident when feeding the ball to goal on the second phase of the centre pass, this connection saw Rhinos end the third quarter 49-35.

Moving into the final quarter Dan Ryan made one initial change to the Rhino’s line up, this saw Fi Toner enter the game at WD putting Hollingworth back on the bench. Mavericks started the final quarter with intent and took the first two goals of the quarter, however, Rhinos showed no fear and remained confident in themselves using easy paths to goal. Rhino’s displayed a high work rate meaning they always had multiple options for the next phase of play. Grierson continued to trust her connection with Wallam under the circle and fed the ball in with ease. Keenan turned over the ball again within the defensive circle, passed onto Jade Clarke within the centre third and was then fed beautifully into Wallam under the post from an unbalanced position. To end the game Dan Ryan made further changes, Rushton entered the game at GA, Kindred moved into the GD position, Hall put on the WA bib and Harris took to the court at C. Wallam continued to convert and ended the game with 98% shooting stats respectively earning herself the player of the match award. Mavericks Chloe Essam took the last goal of the game but Rhinos came out triumphant 63-48.

Leeds Rhinos will look to ‘enjoy this significant moment’ as they ‘deserved this victory’, as explained by head coach Dan Ryan. Rhinos will now return to training before a challenging doubleheader next weekend when they take on Strathclyde Sirens and Wasps Netball.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final Score
Home Team1210131348
Away Team1617161463

TEAMS

Mavericks:

GK – Jo Trip
GD – Jodie Gibson
WD – Gabby Marshall
C – Sasha Corbin
WA – Georgia Lees
GA – Ine-Mari Venter
GS – Kadeen Corbin

Substitutes – Britney Clarke, Steph Collard, Beth Ecuyer-Dale, Chloe Essam, Danielle McFarlane Away Team GK – Tuaine Keenan

Rhinos

GD – Vicki Oyesola
WD – Emily Hollingworth
C – Jade Clarke
WA – Brie Grierson
GA – Rhea Dixon
GS – Donnell Wallam

Substitutes – Amelia Hall, Rosie Harris, Paige Kindred, Sienna Rushton, Fi Toner

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Leeds Rhinos Netball kick-started their second half of the season at London’s Copper Box arena against a strong Saracens Mavericks side. From the start, they showed northern grit and determination throughout the fixture coming out victorious by 15 goals.

Rhinos captain Jade Clarke took the first centre pass of the game which Dixon converted getting Rhinos onto the scoreboard. Hollingworth swiftly turned over Mavericks centre pass allowing Wallam to convert putting Rhinos ahead 2-0.

Both Mavericks and Rhinos continued to display athleticism on the court. The game was quickly brought level at 5 all. Rhinos appeared confident on the feed into the circle and throughout the first quarter, this confidence flourished. Mavericks took a few minutes to settle into the game after a tenacious start from Rhinos, but both teams now composed the game continued goal for goal. Rhinos displayed strong team connections and turned over multiple balls with Hollingworth making the first tip of the process, Rhinos backed each other up and transitioned the ball into the attacking circle to convert. The final quarter ended 16-12 with Rhinos having the 4 goal lead.

Entering the second quarter Rhino’s continued to show high levels of energy and freedom whilst playing through the court. The connections between both Rhinos units continued to flourish and the feeds through court became stronger and stronger allowing Rhinos to push out their lead to 7 goals, 22-15. Mavericks then proceeded to have a run of goals and strong passages of play, whilst rhinos continued to add to their tally now holding a 5 goal lead, 26-21. Hollingworth and Oyesola applied defensive pressure to the Mavericks side and forced the ball off the backline, after another smooth transition Wallam converted. There was nothing but net from Wallam pushing towards the half time whistle allowing Rhinos to cement their lead. Their strong defensive pressure ended the quarter with two turnover balls from Keenan and after conversion Rhinos entered the half time period with an 11 goal advantage, 33-22.

After the half time break, Saracens Mavericks made multiple changes, the most noticeable change was Kadeen Corbin moving down the court to GK. Corbin disrupted Wallam within the circle but Rhinos managed to stay composed and get the ball to goal. Wallam cemented her player of the match position during this quarter scoring multiple layups, long-range shots and owning the goal circle. Mavericks showed patience from the start of the half however Rhinos continued to push their lead remaining calm, composed and clinical. Dixon’s and Grierson’s vision and trust on the feed into Wallam continued to grow and this became more than evident when feeding the ball to goal on the second phase of the centre pass, this connection saw Rhinos end the third quarter 49-35.

Moving into the final quarter Dan Ryan made one initial change to the Rhino’s line up, this saw Fi Toner enter the game at WD putting Hollingworth back on the bench. Mavericks started the final quarter with intent and took the first two goals of the quarter, however, Rhinos showed no fear and remained confident in themselves using easy paths to goal. Rhino’s displayed a high work rate meaning they always had multiple options for the next phase of play. Grierson continued to trust her connection with Wallam under the circle and fed the ball in with ease. Keenan turned over the ball again within the defensive circle, passed onto Jade Clarke within the centre third and was then fed beautifully into Wallam under the post from an unbalanced position. To end the game Dan Ryan made further changes, Rushton entered the game at GA, Kindred moved into the GD position, Hall put on the WA bib and Harris took to the court at C. Wallam continued to convert and ended the game with 98% shooting stats respectively earning herself the player of the match award. Mavericks Chloe Essam took the last goal of the game but Rhinos came out triumphant 63-48.

Leeds Rhinos will look to ‘enjoy this significant moment’ as they ‘deserved this victory’, as explained by head coach Dan Ryan. Rhinos will now return to training before a challenging doubleheader next weekend when they take on Strathclyde Sirens and Wasps Netball.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final Score
Home Team1210131348
Away Team1617161463

TEAMS

Mavericks:

GK – Jo Trip
GD – Jodie Gibson
WD – Gabby Marshall
C – Sasha Corbin
WA – Georgia Lees
GA – Ine-Mari Venter
GS – Kadeen Corbin

Substitutes – Britney Clarke, Steph Collard, Beth Ecuyer-Dale, Chloe Essam, Danielle McFarlane Away Team GK – Tuaine Keenan

Rhinos

GD – Vicki Oyesola
WD – Emily Hollingworth
C – Jade Clarke
WA – Brie Grierson
GA – Rhea Dixon
GS – Donnell Wallam

Substitutes – Amelia Hall, Rosie Harris, Paige Kindred, Sienna Rushton, Fi Toner