Netball London Live Throwback – 2014
London Live made its eagerly awaited debut on Saturday 8th March 2014 with the whole netball world excited to see two of the Superleague’s biggest rivals go head-to-head in the capital for the first time.
Following its birth for London 2012 two years previous, the Copper Box Arena hosted professional netball for the 1st time as a record-breaking 3000+ fans descended on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to see Storm host
Hertfordshire Mavericks in what was set to become one of the Superleague season’s most anticipated fixtures.
A strong 1st half saw England pairing Tamsin Greenway and Rachel Dunn linking up well to hand Storm an 8-goal lead at the midway break.
Katie Harris hit the court in the 2nd half to add fresh attacking angles, allowing the hosts to extend their lead to 10 goals heading into the final stanza.
Not wanting the event to go out without a bang, Mavericks charged back into the game thanks to the power of the infamous Corbin sisters, pulling the deficit down to just 5 goals early on. Storm were strong enough to hold on though, with their patience in possession proving vital in the final 10 seconds to secure a debut London Live win.