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Bath and Lightning to duel in Superleague Grand Final


Team Bath Netball will face Loughborough Lightning in the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final on Sunday.

Anna Stembridge’s Bath side, who are going in search of their first title in eight years, overcame the defending champions Manchester Thunder 41-38 at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Lightning, who have never won the title, showed their firepower with an impressive 58-38 victory against Leeds Rhinos Netball.

Bath and Lightning will duel for the crown on Sunday afternoon. The season-defining contest has a 5pm first centre pass and it will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Action and Mix.

For the beaten finalists, third place remains on the line and they will take to court for a 3pm start. Both matches will also be streamed on the Sky Sports YouTube channel.

Team Bath Netball overcame two challenging weeks to knock out the defending champions and book their place in Sunday’s season-defining game.

Stembridge’s outfit went into the semi-final off the back of successive defeats, the second being a 19-goal loss at the hands of Lightning. In contrast, Thunder had racked up high-scoring victories and were flying.

In the semi-final, Karen Greig’s outfit created an early three-goal run by forcing Bath to make nervy errors on their opening centre passes and coolly converting their own.

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