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February 14, 2021 by Tom Bonnett

Surrey Storm 41 Saracens Mavericks 53

Surrey Storm were unable to complete a weekend double as we were beaten 53-41 by Saracens Mavericks.

 

Despite an impressive display from Karyn Bailey, fatigue slowly creeped into the Storm attack after beating London Pulse yesterday, while the fresh Mavericks piled on the pressure.

 

Saracens started the game strongly with the Corbin sisters leading the charge in attack.

 

Sophie Kelly and Karyn Bailey continued to link up strongly in the Storm attack, but it was Saracens that led 13-10 at the end of the first quarter.

 

Saracens took control of the match in the second quarter as they pulled away to a 19-12 lead.

 

Surrey Storm made a substitution as Zimbabwe Captain Felisitus Kwangwa replaced Leah Middleton.

 

Mavs continued to their impressive attack as they pulled away to a double-digit lead, as Mikki Austin’s side trailed 17-29 at the Half-Time interval.

 

Frankie Wells substituted into the game in the second half to replace Sophie Kelly.

 

She quickly made a mark on the third quarter as Storm reduced the Mavericks lead back to single-digits.

 

Karyn Bailey then substituted out of the game to make way for Ellie Kelk. After a short two-minute rest she returned to the action.

 

Both sides continued to convert as the lead was maintained at nine goals throughout the third quarter.

 

Mavericks led 39-30 heading into the final quarter.

 

Saracens once again pulled away from Surrey Storm in the fourth quarter and re-gained their 12 goal advantage.

 

This left Surrey Storm with too much to do in the closing minutes as fatigue creeped in, after playing London Pulse yesterday.

 

Mavericks took the win 53-41.

 

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