Vitality Netball Superleague: Team Bath Netball turn to training partners for Yorkshire trip | Netball News

Three sparring partners – Molly Hole, Lily Jones and Kirsty Harris – join sparring associate Anya Le Monnier in the Bath squad; a wave of Covid-19 impacted players and coaches; watch Leeds Rhinos vs Team Bath live on Sky Sports Mix from 5pm, with the first center pass at 5.30pm

Last update: 02/14/22 11:52

The Bath Netball team turned to sparring partners for the third round contest (Image credit: Morgan Harlow)

The Bath Netball team travel to Monday night to take on Leeds Rhinos Netball with three sparring partners and a sparring associate looking to seize a huge opportunity.

The five-time Superleague champions will take on Tracey Robinson’s side at the EIS in Sheffield, live on sky sports and saw their preparations severely disrupted by a wave of Covid-19 which swept through the club.

The Bath Netball team travels north with sparring partners Molly Hole, Lily Jones and Kirsty Harris, alongside sparring associate Anya Le Monnier.

All four will be eager to make a name for themselves at Vitality Netball Superleague level and take the place of absentees Betsy Creak, Hannah Passmore, Rachel Shaw and Serena Guthrie.

Guthrie has more time to reset after the recent international series of quads.

Jo Vann is stepping in as an emergency replacement head coach. She will lead the team alone and the franchise will also lack its team manager and physio.

“Despite all the disruption, the attitude and approach of the players to training and analysis last week was exceptional,” said Anna Stembridge, who will not be at Sheffield.

“They’ve come together, stronger than ever, to make sure they deliver a performance they can be proud of.”

Vitality Netball Superleague – Matchday Three Results

Friday Saracens Mavericks 53-51 London Pulse
Friday Strathclyde Sirens 43-45 Leeds Rhinos Netball
Saturday Manchester Thunder 76-68 Surrey Storm
Saturday Loughborough Lightning 65-37 Celtic Dragons
Saturday Wasps 54-45 Severn Stars
Monday Leeds Rhinos Netball vs Team Bath Netball

Layla Guscoth, Kim Borger, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and captain Imogen Allison will be among the most established players on the night. Tash Pavelin, Lily-May Catling and Jess Shaw are the other full crew members making the trip as well.

Despite Bath’s roster and construction being disrupted, they are expected to draw Sheffield in order to respond to their second-round loss to London Pulse.

For Leeds Rhinos Netball, the contest is their first home game in the competition, after all games were played at central venues in their first season last year. They arrive after a narrow victory over Strathclyde Sirens on Friday night.

This is the last game of the third inning and at 5:30 p.m. for the first center pass. Our coverage will begin at 5 p.m., live on Sky Sports main event and To mix together.

Bath Netball Team Squad: Imogen Allison (Captain), Kim Borger, Sophie Drakeford Lewis, Molly Hole (Training Partner), Lily Jones (Training Partner), Jess Shaw, Kirsty Harris (Training Partner), Lily-May Catling, Anya Le Monnier (practice partner), Layla Guscoth and Tash Pavelin.

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