Netball Superleague: Celtic Dragons battle to Team Bath draw

Celtic Dragons v Team Bath

Celtic Dragons claimed a hard-fought 62-62 draw with Team Bath in round six of Superleague.

In a re-run of last year's Grand Final, Dragons edged the second and third quarters 13-14 and 16-17 before reigning champions Bath opened a three-point lead in the final stage.

But precise shooting from Lottysha Cato earned the visitors a point.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Yorkshire Jets, Manchester Thunder and leaders Surrey Storm.

It was a first win for the Jets since the season opener, and they convincingly beat Hertfordshire Mavericks 50-39.

Thunder thrashed winless Loughborough Lightning 61-31 while Surrey earned a 62-42 win over Team Northumbria.

The results mean Surrey remain one point clear at the top of the standings, ahead of Manchester in second.

"I've got to be happy with the result and scoring over 60 goals," Storm player-coach Tamsin Greenway told BBC Newcastle.

"But I think we were patchy at times and that was down to what Northumbria did to us.

"I keep saying to our team that you need to punish people. The frustrating thing for me is that we can put 18 goals on in the first and but then drop down. We've got to keep pushing those margins.

"Fair play to Northumbria. They play really tidy netball and play well together as a team. They caused us hassle."


Round One - 30 Jan-03 Feb

Hertfordshire Mavericks 49-45 Celtic Dragons; Team Bath 59-45 Team Northumbria; Loughborough 34-53 Yorkshire Jets; Manchester Thunder 48-55 Surrey Storm

Round Two - 07-08 Feb

Team Bath 41-54 Manchester Thunders; Yorkshire Jets 44-66 Surrey Storm; Team Northumbria 62-52 Celtic Dragons; Loughborough Lightning 28-42 Hertfordshire Mavericks

Round Three - 10 Feb

Hertfordshire Mavericks 38-48 Manchester Thunder; Surrey Storm 48-48 Team Bath; Celtic Dragons 61-41 Loughborough Lightning; Yorkshire Jets 50-52 Team Northumbria

Round Four - 15-17 Feb

Hertfordshire Mavericks 47-48 Team Bath; Loughborough Lightning 41-52 Team Northumbria; Manchester Thunder 60-40 Yorkshire Jets; Celtic Dragons 48-69 Surrey Storm.

Round Five - 21-24 Feb

Yorkshire Jets 40-57 Team Bath; Celtic Dragons 51-54 Manchester Thunders; Surrey Storm 60-40 Loughborough Lightning; Team Northumbria 41-51 Hertfordshire Mavericks

Round Six - 28 Feb-01 March

Team Bath 62-62 Celtic Dragons; Hertfordshire Mavericks 39-50 Yorkshire Jets; Loughborough Lightning 31-61 Manchester Thunder; Team Northumbria 42-62 Surrey Storm