Northern Thunder first over the line

Northern Thunder became the first side to pass the post on Monday, guaranteeing a place in the top four with two fixtures still to play.

The new format Superleague features a split at the end of the first round fixtures, meaning the top and bottom half face off for the final part in an attempt to create a more competitive league. The idea is very new to the UK’s top netball championship but has already placed more importance on current league fixtures.

Monday night saw Thunder against Storm – a real clash of the heavyweights as both Surrey Storm and Northern Thunder topped the table with unbeaten records. An impressive 67-48 saw the already Fastnet 2012 winners maintain their perfect record and qualify for the later rounds, setting themselves up as the team to beat.

As we head into the latter stages its a close mix in the middle with all 7 remaining teams capable of making that top 4 – for current league standings, fixtures and results visit England Netball’s Superleague section.