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Thunder win 2022 Superleague title and complete perfect season


Manchester Thunder have won the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague title and completed a perfect season, after a 60-53 victory over Loughborough Lightning in the Grand Final.

Thunder created a 12-goal cushion during the first quarter, after Lightning lost their goal attack Ella Clark to a nasty injury.

Karen Greig's Thunder team were put under significant pressure during the third and fourth quarters, but they kept their tally moving when it counted to secure their first Superleague title since 2019.

This Vitality Netball Superleague title is Thunder's fourth and they are only the second team in Superleague history to deliver an unbeaten season and go on to win the title.

After an unbeaten season, Greig had implored Thunder to approach the final like any other match, but also admitted that this one "really did matter".

Both head coaches had fielded largely unchanged starting sevens to the ones that had set them on the way to their semi-final victories.

Greig amended one, as Millie Sanders was selected to start at goal defence, and Victoria Burgess named the same Lightning seven, which meant that Beth Cobden wasn't fit to take to court.

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