A SCINTILLATING fourth-quarter from visitors Strathclyde Sirens condemned Severn Stars to a second consecutive defeat in the Netball Superleague on Saturday.

Stars were looking to bounce back from defeat to Surrey Storm earlier in the week and they dominated the opening 15 minutes at the University of Worcester Arena, proving too much for the Glasgow-based Sirens as they led 16-13 after the first quarter.

Satrs continued to keep their foot on the accelerator and opened up a seven-goal advantage through the in-form duo of Sigi Burger and Grace Namana, but Sirens refused to go away and cut the deficit to three points at half-time: 30-27.

Sirens’ substitute Stella Oyella provided her side with a lifeline inside quarter three as the Ugandan international displayed her accuracy, drawing the game to just 42-41 in favour of Stars heading into the final 15 minutes.

But having led for the entire game, Sirens would take the points in the end as they produced a 19-point fourth quarter. 

Sirens created a two-goal lead after Abi Robson’s interception forced the turnover, allowing the attack to convert.

The newly invigorated Sirens side then created a 10-goal lead with just minutes to go as Stars were stunned.

A quick-fire double from Stars provided them with a glimmer of hope but the damage had been done and they fell to a second defeat of the new season.