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Action shot at Vitality Super League match between Team Bath Netball and Leeds Rhinos at Copper Box Arena, London, England on 9th May 2021.

The 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague season continued over the weekend with six matches across two days at the Copper Box Arena.

The teamwork shown between players, coaches, staff and volunteers helped to get the season up and running with fans able to enjoy every pass, goal and intercept live on Sky Sports. 

Here’s your recap of all the action… 

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Severn Stars produced a confident display against Loughborough Lightning as they ultimately suffered a 50-41 defeat on Sunday.

Star won the third quarter before iPro Hydrate Player of the Match Nat Panagarry helped fire Lightning to a dominant fourth period to secure the three points.

League leaders Team Bath Netball beat Leeds Rhinos 59-43 with Vitality Rose Layla Guscoth awarded Rengen Player of the Match.

And she particularly impressed in the second quarter which Bath took 17-8 to establish an unassailable advantage.

After the first half ended level, Strathclyde Sirens pulled away from Surrey Storm to clinch a 52-39 victory and keep their outside chance of a top-four place alive.

Princes Square Player of the Match Emily Nicholl formed part of an impregnable defensive lineup as Storm were left frustrated.

Cardiff Met University Player of the Match Joyce Mvula missed only one shot in Manchester Thunder’s 54-40 win against Celtic Dragons.

Dragons secured their first win of the season last weekend and continue to look an improved outfit, but struggled to contain Thunder in the third quarter especially.

Loughborough Lightning came out firing in Monday night’s opening match as they defeated Surrey Storm 53-28.

Although Computacenter Player of the Match Alima Priest starred for Storm, Lightning remained in control throughout as they scored another victory.

With a few clubs breathing down their neck in the Superleague table, Wasps secured a vital three points against London Pulse with a 42-37 win.

Both teams won two quarters each but the damage done in the first period by Wasps helped power the 2019 grand finalists to victory, with Iona Christian named Mizuno Player of the Match.

Sky Sports pundit Tamsin Greenway said: “She’s (Iona Christian) been dragging Wasps through at times in the attack end. You can see some her takes, her vision, she doesn’t stop attacking the game, she’s got so much speed and flair bringing the ball through.

Watch all of the weekend’s action back on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel!

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