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Netball Super League 2024: London Pulse beat Cardiff Dragons after Manchester Thunder thrash Team Bath

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London Pulse have won back-to-back games after beating Leeds Rhinos in round six [Getty Images]

London Pulse beat Cardiff Dragons 52-37 after Manchester Thunder earlier defeated Team Bath to return to the top of the Netball Super League table.

Pulse comfortably won all four quarters to secure back-to-back league wins.

Goal keeper Funmi Fadoju was named player of the match for four deflections, four gains and two interceptions.

Pulse goal attack Berri Neil led with 25 goals and goal shooter Assaindey Olivia Tchine added 21.

After the round-seven fixtures, Pulse remain in the hunt for a play-off spot in fourth place, while the Dragons are sixth.

Earlier, Thunder thrashed Bath 79-42 to overtake Loughborough Lightning at the top of the table on goal difference, with the teams equal on 18 points.

Bath were still in the game at 33-21 at half-time, but Thunder surged ahead with a dominant final quarter where they added 24 goals.

Thunder goal attack Lois Pearson starred with 31 goals, goal shooter Elmere van der Berg added 26 and Paige Reed 22.

Lightning, Rhinos & Stars win on Friday

It was a strong performance from Thunder to bounce back from the round six defeat to Lightning, who continued their impressive run with a 72-36 victory over Strathclyde Sirens on Friday.

Sirens stay bottom of the table in 10th and are winless this season.

Lightning's goalkeeper Alice Harvey was awarded the player of the match for the second game running.

Lightning goal shooter Mary Cholhok scored 40 goals while goal attacks Ella Clark and Niamh McCall added 23 and nine respectively.

In Friday's other late match, Leeds Rhinos overcame Surrey Storm 64-60 in Sheffield.

The two sides were evenly matched throughout, with Rhinos winning the first and final quarters by just one point.

Goal shooter Joyce Mvula put 43 goals on the scoreboard and was aided by goal attack Harriet Jones' 21.

The victory for Rhinos, who are eighth, is only their second of the campaign and moves them to within three points of seventh-placed Storm.

In the early fixture, Severn Stars secured a narrow 58-56 victory at Saracens Mavericks in a thrilling round-seven match.

The round-seven win on Friday moves Severn into third spot and two points above fifth-placed Saracens in the league table.

In a tight contest, Severn were able to end each quarter with a slight advantage, with goal shooter Sigrid Burger scoring 52 goals overall.

Mavericks' shooter Ine-Mari Venter netted 40 goals for the hosts.

Netball Super League fixtures on the BBC

Round eight - Friday, 5 April

London Pulse v Strathclyde Sirens

Round nine - Saturday, 13 April

Manchester Thunder v Leeds Rhinos

Round 10 - Friday, 19 April

Loughborough Lightning v Saracens Mavericks

Round 11 - Friday, 26 April

Severn Stars v London Pulse

Round 12 - Sunday, 5 May

Severn Stars v Cardiff Dragons

Round 13 - Saturday, 11 May

Manchester Thunder v Cardiff Dragons