Netball Superleague: Alicia Scholes makes debut for Manchester Thunder

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Manchester Thunder have won three from three in the Netball Superleague so far this season

Alicia Scholes, daughter of ex-England football international Paul, made her Manchester Thunder debut as they thrashed Severn Stars 60-27 in the Netball Superleague on Sunday.

The 19-year-old came on at wing attack in the fourth quarter and impressed coach Karen Greig as they cruised to a third straight win to start the season.

"Our youngsters are really stepping up for us," Greig said.

Loughborough Lightning beat the Stars on Monday to go top of the table.

The 58-30 triumph was Loughborough's second win in as many days, having overcome Leeds Rhinos 70-41 on Sunday, and moves them above Manchester Thunder at the summit.

Elsewhere on Monday, Saracens Mavericks overcame bottom side Celtic Dragons 61-41.

Earlier in round four, Strathclyde Sirens beat London Pulse for a third straight win.

A fourth-quarter fightback by the Pulse, which saw them outscore the Sirens 10-6 in the last stanza, was not enough as the Scottish side hung on for a 35-30 victory.

The result leaves the Pulse still searching for their first win of the season.

Wasps also bounced back from successive defeats to beat Surrey Storm 47-33.

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