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February 13, 2015 by Surrey Storm

Preview: Storm to host Dragons at Sports Park

Surrey Storm Netball will host the Superleague’s bottom of the table side Celtic Dragons at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday evening (centre pass 7pm) as they look continue their fine form this week.

Surrey Storm v Celtic Dragons
2015 Netball Superleague- Round 4
Saturday 14th February 2015, 7pm
Surrey Sports Park

A double win for Storm last weekend saw them take 2nd place in the Superleague table, as they comfortably overcame both Yorkshire Jets and Team Bath in rounds 2 and 3.

The first home match of the season saw Jets take an early lead against the hosts, which was quickly overturned in the 2nd quarter as Surrey completed a high scoring 74-51 win.

This was followed up on Monday night when Storm dominated the attacking play from the first centre pass against Team Bath to take a 42-56 victory live on Sky Sports, a win which centre Mikki Austin has boosted the confidence within the Storm camp.

“We took a bit of a knock losing our opening game against Manchester Thunder. There were a few things to iron out in training but we recovered really well.

“We was disappointed losing our opening game against Manchester Thunder. There were a few things to iron out in training but we recovered and bounced back really well.

“Our response on Saturday and Monday was phenomenal. We were strong, focused and confident, and are now well settled into the season.”

Meanwhile, Saturday night’s opponents from Wales have had a less than enjoyable start to the 2015 season. Three defeats in the opening rounds see them sit rock bottom in the Superleague table, but Dragons are showing signs of improvement by reducing the goal deficits with every match played.

“They have had a rocky start, but they are improving every week and will be hungry for their first win” said Austin.

“Their squad will have their eyes set on playing for Wales in the World Cup this summer so they have that extra incentive aside from winning the Superleague. Once they have gelled a bit more after their changes during the summer they will be a lot more competitive than they have been.

“As always though we have studied them closely in training this week and we have a very adaptive style of play, as provided last weekend when we had to adjust to facing two very different teams in such a short time.”

Coach Greenway is likely to name an unchanged starting 7 for Saturday’s match vs Celtic Dragons, which comes in the week that all home Superleague matches, including Netball London Live, have sold out! If you missed out on tickets then follow live updates from on Facebook and Twitter from 7pm.

Don't forget that you can also watch Surrey Storm NPL take on Team South from 4pm at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Entry is FREE and no tickets are required. 

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