NETBALL

Netball: USW Sirens 66-46 Severn Stars

Severn Stars boss Sam Bird believes his side can find momentum after securing a 66-46 victory over USW Sirens, their first of the year in the Vitality Superleague at the Emirates Arena.

It was a first win in seven league starts for the Worcestershire-based side, who lost to Celtic Dragons last weekend and have moved off bottom spot ahead of Team Northumbria who have yet to win.

The Stars started well, leading by four points in the opening quarter before extending their advantage to eleven points at the half-time interval.

They continued to dominate the Scottish side, leading 51-35 at the end of the third quarter before enjoying a comfortable 20 goal victory.

“The things we’ve been working on and we’ve been doing in training and haven’t been able to execute in a game finally came together,” said head coach Sam Bird.

Cheltenham’s Sam Cook was named player of the match after her impressive performance.

“It’s about time, isn’t it?” player of the match, Sam Cook told Sky Sports.

“We were not going to travel all this way to get a loss.

“We’re really, really relieved and tired. Now we know what it feels like to win.”

The Stars travel next to bottom of the league Team Northumbria on April 21st.

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