Jun 22, 2021
The top four are set to battle it out this weekend at the Copper Box Arena
Loughborough Lightning secured top spot in the Vitality Netball Super league after a 54-35 victory over Team Bath Netball in the final game of the regular season to set the scenes for the Grand Final this coming weekend.
Sara Francis-Bayman's team went into the contest knowing they needed to win by at least four goals in order to finish on top. However, they were off the back of a loss to Manchester Thunder last weekend and had been beaten by Bath earlier in the season.
Lightning led from the start, though, as they shook the usually unflappable Bath attack-end early, and they kept their foot to the floor for the full 48 minutes.
The result means Lightning will take on Leeds Rhinos Netball in one of the Superleague semi-finals on this Saturday afternoon at the Copper Box Arena. Team Bath Netball will face the 2019 champions, Manchester Thunder, in the other.
The winners of the two play-off matches will then duel for the title on Sunday afternoon, and every match will be shown live on Sky Sports and streamed on the Sky Sports YouTube channel.