Storm sink Bath for third straight win
06 February 2012
Surrey Storm made it three wins from three in the Fiat Netball Superleague, with a hard-fought 65-52 away win at rivals Team Bath on Friday.
In front of a full capacity crowd at the Bath Sports Training Village, Storm faced a new-look and arguably inexperienced Team Bath squad.
The match saw Storm's summer signing Pamela Cookey return to her old club for the first time since her move.
A frantic first quarter saw Storm dominate play to build an impressive 21-8 lead, with player-coach Tamsin Greenway opting to start with the same seven that started the past two matches.
Great intercepts from Natalie Seaton and shooting from Rachel Dunn saw Storm extend their lead at half time to 36-25.
The second half saw much of the same, with Storm able to try different combinations on court.
Another new signing, Kat Ainsworth was give her NSL debut in the third quarter, with Team Bath coming out strong in reply to Storm's superb first half.
Storm however continued to push-on, and with the pace slowing in the final 15 minutes, Surrey ended the game with a 13-point win.
Player Coach Tamsin Greenway had mixed feelings about the performance. She said, "I was really pleased with how we came out this evening and to put 21 goals on the board in the first quarter was great.
"When you go that far ahead it is difficult to push on and we were guilty of taking our foot off the gas at times. Credit to Bath, they came out and did things differently against us in the second quarter and I was a little frustrated with how we reacted to that. The girls gave it everything out there and for patches it was awesome, but we need to be more consistent with those patches and limit our errors. We still have lots to work on but that is what is so exciting about this team."
The result leaves Storm in second place in the Superleague behind Northern Thunder on goal difference.
Surrey Storm's next game is a home fixture against Yorkshire Jets on Saturday 11th February. Tickets are SOLD OUT.