Superleague 2015: Manchester Thunder thrash Celtic Dragons

Manchester Thunder
Manchester Thunder won the Grand Final of the Superleague in 2014

Manchester Thunder thrashed Celtic Dragons 81-36 on Monday to move back to the top of the Superleague standings.

The Dragons are without a win this term and were well-beaten by the reigning champions, who notched the biggest goal tally of the season so far.

Manchester replaced Hertfordshire Mavericks at the top of the table.

The Mavericks beat Team Northumbria on Saturday, while Surrey overcame Loughborough and Bath lost to Yorkshire Jets in the other round five games.

Speaking after their fifth win in five games, Thunder head coach Tracey Neville told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's not as easy as it sounds, but there's been some good points for Thunder over the last few weeks.

"In this game, you could see we were really trying to push on and implement things we've been working on."

Manchester will face Loughborough in the next round of games, while Surrey Storm host Team Northumbria, Yorkshire Jets welcome Hertfordshire Mavericks and Celtic Dragons travel to Team Bath.

Superleague table
PlayedGDPoints
1Manchester Thunder57715
2Herts Mavericks55912
3Surrey Storm57112
4Yorkshire Jets5179
5Loughborough Lightning5-316
6Team Bath5-373
7Team Northumbria 5-513
8Celtic Dragons5-910
Superleague 2015 - Round five
20 Feb - Team Bath 51-54 Yorkshire Jets21 Feb - Hertfordshire Mavericks 61-35 Team Northumbria
21 Feb - Loughborough Lightning 48-68 Surrey Storm23 Feb - Manchester Thunder 81-36 Celtic Dragons