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17th April 2022 | KO 14:00 | Resorts World | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Team Bath 54 Rhinos Netball 64

Actions during the Vitality Netball Superleague match between Team Bath Netball vs Leeds Rhinos at the Resorts World Arena on April 17th, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stephen Gaunt/Touchlinepics.com)

Leeds Rhinos Netball returned to the Resorts world arena on Sunday 17th April to take on Team Bath. After facing a defeat to Celtic Dragons the day before Rhinos were determined to better their performance and result at the Spring Showdown event.

Clarke took the first centre pass of the game to commence Rhinos second game of the easter weekend. Rhinos transitioned quickly and Burger took the ball to goal, a real confidence builder for her side 0-1. Baths WA was offside and Airey took the free pass, they transitioned patiently but Allison earned herself the ball, however Rhinos were determined to start strong and regained the ball from a sideline, Burger kept control of the ball 0-2. Rhinos remained patient and after a third second ball into Burger they held a three goal lead 0-3. Two minutes into the game Team Bath added one on onto the board 1-3. A missed shot from Rhinos gave bath the opportunity to to level the game early but Airey had other ideas, she earned the ball and Burger used the baseline 1-4.

Hall found Burger in the circle but Burger opted out of the shot, Clarke placed a low ball into Grierson 3-6. Rhinos put a high ball into Burger 4-7. Too much on it for Borger, Airey takes the backline but the transition didn’t quite work allowing Bath to take the goal 7-9. Grierson and Burger continued to combine well with Grierson popping the ball into Burger 8-11. The ball bounced off the post for Rhinos, Bath were patient but were forced to pass multiple times within Rhinos goal third, on the first pass that made it into the centre third Grierson picked up the ball giving her side even more confidence. A couple of minutes later Drakeford-Lewis levelled the game up at 11 goals each.

Clarke bounced the ball into the circle and after a quick one, two by Grierson it was Burger who got the rebound and subsequently the goal 11-12. Airey tipped the ball pushing it off Baths hands to allow her to take the backline, Rhinos transitioned well and Burger converted 11-13. Hall faked a ball into Grierson but actually passed over into Burger under the post who after reaching for her own rebound slotted it though the net 12-15. Magee was then cautioned. Airey moved well on the body of her opposition to create another turnover, which allowed Rhinos to extend their lead to four 12-16. Guscoth ended the quarter strong by earning herself the ball with just 18 seconds remaining, Airey tipped the ball on the long final feed into Baths shooters to deny Bath of a goal to end quarter one. Rhinos went into the first quarter break five goals ahead 12-17.

Bath were the side to commence the second quarter and they quickly took it to goal with an aim in the quarter to reduce the deficit 14-17. Burger remained successful under the post despite strong defensive pressure from Maweni 14-18. Allison turned over ball from a Rhino centre pass but Airey went again and desire Bath of a successful transition, Burger split to edge herself to the post 15-19. Quick play from Bath and a couple of mistakes from Rhinos saw the gap reduce to two 18-20. Airey continued and picked up the ball from a missed shot, Grierson did well to keep control and allowed Burger to continue adding points onto the board 19-23. Drakeford-Lewis for Bath netted a long shot to ensure her side were still in the game, too much was put behind a pass to Grierson and Bath were patient, Drakeford-Lewis drove fast into the circle to reduce the deficit to just two goals 21-23.

Grierson came from behind to intercept the ball, Guscoth then returned the favour for Team Bath but further down the court Rhinos forced a held ball. Despite a two goal buffer the game was quickly levelled at 24 a piece after Allison turned over ball for Bath. Bath then had an opportunity to go up in the game but Airey again held off her opponent, Burger shuffled closer to the post and the game was back to two in Rhinos favour 24-26. Hall did well and Burger kept control of the ball 25-26. Airey maintained the high intensity by moving well on Borger allowing her team mate Oyesola to turnover the ball, Rhinos then transitioned well down the court but Baths defensive duo later did the same. Oyesola took a heavy tumble to the floor and as a result of this had to leave the court. Magee moved down the court into GD whilst Walker entered the game at WD. Burger held strong under the post to take the ball whilst Grierson stepped over Alison to get in the circle for a potential rebound. The game remained close and contested with just one goal separating them. Airey then provided the goods once again and Walker did well to maintain control, Burger was strong under the post 29-32. Quick hands from Grierson who passed off to Burger before Maweni and her side could even compute the pass 29-33. Clarke was patient on the centre pass, but the ball was later seen in Allisons hands. Walker did well to change her direction of movement into the path of the ball to allow her time too meet the ball at the correct time to come out on top with possession. Rhinos transitioned well and Burger added one more 30-34. At half time it was Rhinos again that held onto the lead this time it was four goals that separated them 31-35.

For the third quarter Robinson made one change to the seven out on court with Oyesola moving back into the GD position. Perfect placement on the ball from Grierson into Burger allowed Rhinos to hold onto their four goal lead 32-36. Walker earned herself another ball, but Maweni later tipped the ball into Guscoths hands. Bath transitioned but Oyesola tipped the ball with Burger getting on the end of it 32-37. Burger again was successful on the shot 32-38. Speed from Bath but their was too much on it for Shaw. Clarke picked up the ball, Grierson played herself into the circle to extend Rhinos lead to eight 32-40. Oyesola took another interception and Burger continued to extend Rhinos lead 32-41. Rhinos then converted their own centre pass to push their lead to ten 32-42. There was too much on the next pass for Hall but Burger tipped Maweni’s side line pass , Grierson picked up the loose ball and added another one to her tally 33-43. Walker then picked up another ball on the circle edge, tipping it into Oyesola. Grierson remained patient until Burger was available under the post 35-45. Burger remained unfazed despite changes to Team Baths defensive unit adding two more onto the board 37-47. Bath were then patient on the build and managed to reduce the gap to seven 40-47. Grierson took the shot to move her side up to 48 goals, with five seconds left Creak passed off to Borger but time denied them of a goal so the third quarter ended 40-48.

Rhinos entered the final 15 with no further changes. They took the first centre pass and Grierson took a high shot 40-49. Guscoth turned possession for Bath and Creak added another 42-49. Bath were affected by this defect and both shooters left the circle, Oyesola earned herself another turnover and Burger continued to add points 42-50. Bath then turned over ball on a Rhino centre pass, Clarke was determined that ball was going to goal for her side as she forced Bath off the sideline 42-51. Clarke bounced the ball under some impressive defensive work from Bath to find Grierson just off the baseline 43-52. Gary Burgess had to pause play for an extended period after Guscoth spotted something sticky on the court surface. Once the issue had been resolved play was quickly resumed.  Rhinos put on a whole team defence which saw their centre pass get thrown off the sideline. A high ball into Burger from Hall saw Rhinos lead extend to eleven. Hall did well to keep the ball on court, Oyesola backed up her team mate and got onto the end of the loose ball allowing Burger to continue with her shooting successes 49-58. Grierson drove well to the baseline, vision from Hall allowed Grierson to put another one on the board 50-59.  Rhinos transitioned well through the midcourt, Clarke fed the ball into Burger with 30 seconds remaining to see the gap go to eleven. Borger took the final shot of the game reducing their final deficit to ten goals 54-64.

Rebekah Airey picked up player of the match after an outstanding performance for her side. Rhinos netball leave the spring showdown with one loss but one excellent win. Their next fixture sees them face Wasps Netball away next Sunday 24th May.

Team Bath

GS: Kim Borger

GA: Sophie Drakeford Lewis

WA: Kirsty Harris

C: Imogen Allison

WD: Natasha Pavelin

GD: Layla Guscoth

GK: Phumza Maweni

Replacements: Lily-May Catling, Betsy Creak, Hannah Passmore, Jessica Shaw, Rachel Shaw

Rhinos Netball

GS: Sigi Burger

GA: Brie Grierson

WA: Amelia Hall

C: Jade Clarke

WD: Michelle Magee

GD: Vicki Oyesola

GK: Rebekah Airey

Replacements:  Amy Clinton, Sienna Rushton, Lydia Walker, Tuaine Keenan

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Actions during the Vitality Netball Superleague match between Team Bath Netball vs Leeds Rhinos at the Resorts World Arena on April 17th, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stephen Gaunt/Touchlinepics.com)

Leeds Rhinos Netball returned to the Resorts world arena on Sunday 17th April to take on Team Bath. After facing a defeat to Celtic Dragons the day before Rhinos were determined to better their performance and result at the Spring Showdown event.

Clarke took the first centre pass of the game to commence Rhinos second game of the easter weekend. Rhinos transitioned quickly and Burger took the ball to goal, a real confidence builder for her side 0-1. Baths WA was offside and Airey took the free pass, they transitioned patiently but Allison earned herself the ball, however Rhinos were determined to start strong and regained the ball from a sideline, Burger kept control of the ball 0-2. Rhinos remained patient and after a third second ball into Burger they held a three goal lead 0-3. Two minutes into the game Team Bath added one on onto the board 1-3. A missed shot from Rhinos gave bath the opportunity to to level the game early but Airey had other ideas, she earned the ball and Burger used the baseline 1-4.

Hall found Burger in the circle but Burger opted out of the shot, Clarke placed a low ball into Grierson 3-6. Rhinos put a high ball into Burger 4-7. Too much on it for Borger, Airey takes the backline but the transition didn’t quite work allowing Bath to take the goal 7-9. Grierson and Burger continued to combine well with Grierson popping the ball into Burger 8-11. The ball bounced off the post for Rhinos, Bath were patient but were forced to pass multiple times within Rhinos goal third, on the first pass that made it into the centre third Grierson picked up the ball giving her side even more confidence. A couple of minutes later Drakeford-Lewis levelled the game up at 11 goals each.

Clarke bounced the ball into the circle and after a quick one, two by Grierson it was Burger who got the rebound and subsequently the goal 11-12. Airey tipped the ball pushing it off Baths hands to allow her to take the backline, Rhinos transitioned well and Burger converted 11-13. Hall faked a ball into Grierson but actually passed over into Burger under the post who after reaching for her own rebound slotted it though the net 12-15. Magee was then cautioned. Airey moved well on the body of her opposition to create another turnover, which allowed Rhinos to extend their lead to four 12-16. Guscoth ended the quarter strong by earning herself the ball with just 18 seconds remaining, Airey tipped the ball on the long final feed into Baths shooters to deny Bath of a goal to end quarter one. Rhinos went into the first quarter break five goals ahead 12-17.

Bath were the side to commence the second quarter and they quickly took it to goal with an aim in the quarter to reduce the deficit 14-17. Burger remained successful under the post despite strong defensive pressure from Maweni 14-18. Allison turned over ball from a Rhino centre pass but Airey went again and desire Bath of a successful transition, Burger split to edge herself to the post 15-19. Quick play from Bath and a couple of mistakes from Rhinos saw the gap reduce to two 18-20. Airey continued and picked up the ball from a missed shot, Grierson did well to keep control and allowed Burger to continue adding points onto the board 19-23. Drakeford-Lewis for Bath netted a long shot to ensure her side were still in the game, too much was put behind a pass to Grierson and Bath were patient, Drakeford-Lewis drove fast into the circle to reduce the deficit to just two goals 21-23.

Grierson came from behind to intercept the ball, Guscoth then returned the favour for Team Bath but further down the court Rhinos forced a held ball. Despite a two goal buffer the game was quickly levelled at 24 a piece after Allison turned over ball for Bath. Bath then had an opportunity to go up in the game but Airey again held off her opponent, Burger shuffled closer to the post and the game was back to two in Rhinos favour 24-26. Hall did well and Burger kept control of the ball 25-26. Airey maintained the high intensity by moving well on Borger allowing her team mate Oyesola to turnover the ball, Rhinos then transitioned well down the court but Baths defensive duo later did the same. Oyesola took a heavy tumble to the floor and as a result of this had to leave the court. Magee moved down the court into GD whilst Walker entered the game at WD. Burger held strong under the post to take the ball whilst Grierson stepped over Alison to get in the circle for a potential rebound. The game remained close and contested with just one goal separating them. Airey then provided the goods once again and Walker did well to maintain control, Burger was strong under the post 29-32. Quick hands from Grierson who passed off to Burger before Maweni and her side could even compute the pass 29-33. Clarke was patient on the centre pass, but the ball was later seen in Allisons hands. Walker did well to change her direction of movement into the path of the ball to allow her time too meet the ball at the correct time to come out on top with possession. Rhinos transitioned well and Burger added one more 30-34. At half time it was Rhinos again that held onto the lead this time it was four goals that separated them 31-35.

For the third quarter Robinson made one change to the seven out on court with Oyesola moving back into the GD position. Perfect placement on the ball from Grierson into Burger allowed Rhinos to hold onto their four goal lead 32-36. Walker earned herself another ball, but Maweni later tipped the ball into Guscoths hands. Bath transitioned but Oyesola tipped the ball with Burger getting on the end of it 32-37. Burger again was successful on the shot 32-38. Speed from Bath but their was too much on it for Shaw. Clarke picked up the ball, Grierson played herself into the circle to extend Rhinos lead to eight 32-40. Oyesola took another interception and Burger continued to extend Rhinos lead 32-41. Rhinos then converted their own centre pass to push their lead to ten 32-42. There was too much on the next pass for Hall but Burger tipped Maweni’s side line pass , Grierson picked up the loose ball and added another one to her tally 33-43. Walker then picked up another ball on the circle edge, tipping it into Oyesola. Grierson remained patient until Burger was available under the post 35-45. Burger remained unfazed despite changes to Team Baths defensive unit adding two more onto the board 37-47. Bath were then patient on the build and managed to reduce the gap to seven 40-47. Grierson took the shot to move her side up to 48 goals, with five seconds left Creak passed off to Borger but time denied them of a goal so the third quarter ended 40-48.

Rhinos entered the final 15 with no further changes. They took the first centre pass and Grierson took a high shot 40-49. Guscoth turned possession for Bath and Creak added another 42-49. Bath were affected by this defect and both shooters left the circle, Oyesola earned herself another turnover and Burger continued to add points 42-50. Bath then turned over ball on a Rhino centre pass, Clarke was determined that ball was going to goal for her side as she forced Bath off the sideline 42-51. Clarke bounced the ball under some impressive defensive work from Bath to find Grierson just off the baseline 43-52. Gary Burgess had to pause play for an extended period after Guscoth spotted something sticky on the court surface. Once the issue had been resolved play was quickly resumed.  Rhinos put on a whole team defence which saw their centre pass get thrown off the sideline. A high ball into Burger from Hall saw Rhinos lead extend to eleven. Hall did well to keep the ball on court, Oyesola backed up her team mate and got onto the end of the loose ball allowing Burger to continue with her shooting successes 49-58. Grierson drove well to the baseline, vision from Hall allowed Grierson to put another one on the board 50-59.  Rhinos transitioned well through the midcourt, Clarke fed the ball into Burger with 30 seconds remaining to see the gap go to eleven. Borger took the final shot of the game reducing their final deficit to ten goals 54-64.

Rebekah Airey picked up player of the match after an outstanding performance for her side. Rhinos netball leave the spring showdown with one loss but one excellent win. Their next fixture sees them face Wasps Netball away next Sunday 24th May.

Team Bath

GS: Kim Borger

GA: Sophie Drakeford Lewis

WA: Kirsty Harris

C: Imogen Allison

WD: Natasha Pavelin

GD: Layla Guscoth

GK: Phumza Maweni

Replacements: Lily-May Catling, Betsy Creak, Hannah Passmore, Jessica Shaw, Rachel Shaw

Rhinos Netball

GS: Sigi Burger

GA: Brie Grierson

WA: Amelia Hall

C: Jade Clarke

WD: Michelle Magee

GD: Vicki Oyesola

GK: Rebekah Airey

Replacements:  Amy Clinton, Sienna Rushton, Lydia Walker, Tuaine Keenan