• Surrey Storm
  • 44 - 50

  • Leeds Rhinos Netball
  • Surrey Storm
  • HT -
  • Leeds Rhinos Netball
21st February 2021 | KO 12:00 | Studio 001 | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Surrey Storm 44 Leeds Rhinos Netball 50

Leeds Rhinos secured their second win of the season in a resilient performance against Surrey Storm, winning 44-50.

Despite Leeds Rhinos starting shaky under the post, they quickly settled into a feisty first quarter which was very much goal for goal. Rhinos made the crucial first turnover to get a three-goal lead, but it was not long before Storm came back to make things level.

An excellent feed in the dying seconds of the quarter by Brie Grierson from the centre third was scored by Sienna Rushton to see Rhinos go in to the second period one goal up at 12-13.

The second quarter continued in the same vein with both sides capitalising from turnovers in attempt to gain a significant lead. With only two minutes left of the first half Storm gained a four-goal advantage but Rhinos pushed on and scored another last second goal to make it 25-23, with Storm going in to the third quarter ahead.

Head Coach Dan Ryan made changes to the Rhinos side after the break. Rosie Harris came on in the Wing Defense position to replace Emily Hollingworth and Amelia Hall replaced Brie Grierson at Wing Attack.

Very little separated the sides throughout the game, with both teams fighting hard for the win. Rhinos put in a huge defensive shift in the third quarter with every player doing their bit out of possession and turned over the lead with two minutes to go. They maintained this advantage and went into the final quarter with a slim three-goal lead at 32-35.

Vicky Oyesola and Paige Kindred worked hard in the defensive circle. Kindred came in the replace the injured Tuaine Keenan and showed glimpses of what could be a good partnership throughout the season.

The attack end grew in confidence as the game progressed, gaining more flow and speed down the court and resilience in the circle. Both shooters, Rhea Dixon and Sienna Rushton showed they can shoot from anywhere in the circle, which they flaunted more of as confidence grew in the final quarter.

Rhinos did not fall under the pressure of the tight game, they stretched their lead in the final 12 minutes and gained the vital three points winning 44-50.

Leeds Rhinos go again next Sunday 28 February as they face Loughborough Lightning at 18:00.

Quarter1234Goals
Surrey Storm121371244
Leeds Rhinos1310121550

TEAMS

Surrey
GS: Karen Bailey, GA: Frankie Wells, WA: Emily Gulvin, C: Yasmin Parsons, WD: Niamh Cooper, GD: Leah Middleton, GK: Alima Priest. Substitutes: Mikki Austin, Ellie Kelk, Sophie Kelly, Felisitus Kwangwa, Grace Sullivan

Rhinos
GS: Sienna Rushton, GA: Rhea Dixon, WA: Brie Grierson, C: Jade Clarke, WD: Emily Hollingworth, GD: Vicki Oyesola, GK: Paige Kindred

Substitutes: Amelia Hall, Rosie Harris, Michelle Magee

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Leeds Rhinos secured their second win of the season in a resilient performance against Surrey Storm, winning 44-50.

Despite Leeds Rhinos starting shaky under the post, they quickly settled into a feisty first quarter which was very much goal for goal. Rhinos made the crucial first turnover to get a three-goal lead, but it was not long before Storm came back to make things level.

An excellent feed in the dying seconds of the quarter by Brie Grierson from the centre third was scored by Sienna Rushton to see Rhinos go in to the second period one goal up at 12-13.

The second quarter continued in the same vein with both sides capitalising from turnovers in attempt to gain a significant lead. With only two minutes left of the first half Storm gained a four-goal advantage but Rhinos pushed on and scored another last second goal to make it 25-23, with Storm going in to the third quarter ahead.

Head Coach Dan Ryan made changes to the Rhinos side after the break. Rosie Harris came on in the Wing Defense position to replace Emily Hollingworth and Amelia Hall replaced Brie Grierson at Wing Attack.

Very little separated the sides throughout the game, with both teams fighting hard for the win. Rhinos put in a huge defensive shift in the third quarter with every player doing their bit out of possession and turned over the lead with two minutes to go. They maintained this advantage and went into the final quarter with a slim three-goal lead at 32-35.

Vicky Oyesola and Paige Kindred worked hard in the defensive circle. Kindred came in the replace the injured Tuaine Keenan and showed glimpses of what could be a good partnership throughout the season.

The attack end grew in confidence as the game progressed, gaining more flow and speed down the court and resilience in the circle. Both shooters, Rhea Dixon and Sienna Rushton showed they can shoot from anywhere in the circle, which they flaunted more of as confidence grew in the final quarter.

Rhinos did not fall under the pressure of the tight game, they stretched their lead in the final 12 minutes and gained the vital three points winning 44-50.

Leeds Rhinos go again next Sunday 28 February as they face Loughborough Lightning at 18:00.

Quarter1234Goals
Surrey Storm121371244
Leeds Rhinos1310121550

TEAMS

Surrey
GS: Karen Bailey, GA: Frankie Wells, WA: Emily Gulvin, C: Yasmin Parsons, WD: Niamh Cooper, GD: Leah Middleton, GK: Alima Priest. Substitutes: Mikki Austin, Ellie Kelk, Sophie Kelly, Felisitus Kwangwa, Grace Sullivan

Rhinos
GS: Sienna Rushton, GA: Rhea Dixon, WA: Brie Grierson, C: Jade Clarke, WD: Emily Hollingworth, GD: Vicki Oyesola, GK: Paige Kindred

Substitutes: Amelia Hall, Rosie Harris, Michelle Magee