Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thunder Are Ready to Make Home Bow ; Netball

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thunder Are Ready to Make Home Bow ; Netball

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MANCHESTER Thunder will be looking to build on their opening win of the season when they take on Celtic Dragons at the Thunderdome today (5pm).

The Black and Yellows ran out relatively comfortable winners over Team Northumbria in the inaugural Superleague Super Saturday event in Birmingham, and will hope to put on a solid performance in front of their home fans in round two.

However, they will be without experienced keeper Kerry Almond, who missed the opening 59-43 victory, through injury. But Jamaican import Malysha Kelly was a more than a capable stand-in, impressing on her debut for Thunder.

Fellow new signings New Zealand international Liana Leota, who won player of the match against Northumbria on debut, and England star Natalie Haythornthwaite are also set to make their home Superleague bow as Dan Ryan coaches the side for the first time at the Thunderdome. …

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