Just 48 hours after inspiring English club Manchester Thunder to a 66-58 triumph over Surrey Storm in the Vitality Netball Super League (VNSL) last weekend, Joyce Mvula was at it again on Monday when she helped Thunder beat Sirens 76-66 and earn eighth successive win.
Although the win could not help Thunder move a step up from the third position on the 10-team log table, it has assisted the side to keep a close eye on leaders Loughborough Lightning, who have six-point advantage with 30 points.
On Monday, the Malawi Queens shooter continued her superb partnership with goal attacker Kathryn Turner as visitors Thunder edged out Sirens in an extra-time thriller at Emirates Arena in Glasgow Scotland.
According to Thunder website www.manchesterthunder.com, the scores were locked at 58-all at the end of regular time that saw Thunder fighting their way back into the game after a poor first half.
“[Thunder] coach Karen Greig was disappointed with her team’s slow start but delighted with how they bounced back to win by 10 baskets,” the website wrote.
“ Incredibly, Turner only missed one goal all game, and that was in the first period of extra time. Her maturity and composure is a real asset to Thunder when they are up against the ropes and she is a reliable partner to Joyce Mvula and her circle feeders.”
Mvula, who turned 23 on Saturday, has now established herself as a regular player for Thunder, who will face leaders Loughborough next weekend. n