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Lightning will test Jets' mettle

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THEY may have dropped down a level on England Netball’s ladder, but for Team Jets the 2017/18 Premier League 3 season will be far from an easy ride.

Team Jets in training at Fort Regent this week

That is the belief of head coach Linda Andrews this week as her side approach their league opener at Fort Regent, with TFC – tied to Loughborough Lightning – likely to provide a stern test tomorrow morning.

The visitors, formerly known as Loughborough and Premier League 3 opponents to Jets in 2014/15, have played two divisions below the Islanders for two years. But for Andrews that by no means suggests a gulf in class.

‘It’s not going to be an easy first game,’ she explained.

‘The concerning thing for us is if they bring Peace Proscovia [2017 Super League Player of the Year]. Loughborough Lightning could use TFC’s games to get their girls fit for the Super League season, which is starting earlier because of the Commonwealth Games [April 2018].’

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