Molesey netballer Hannah Reid insists losing in the Netball Superleague play-offs is not an option for Surrey Storm.

The Guildford-based club - in its first season as the Storm - finished top of the table and face second-place Team Bath in the semi-final on Saturday with a place in the Grand Final at stake.

Goalkeeper Reid has played a significant part in the side’s rise since England pair Sonia Mkoloma and Geva Mentor headed to the southern hemisphere’s ANZ tournament in March.

The 25-year-old former Tiffin School for Girls student was once a losing finalist with Loughborough Lightning and has no intention of letting the chance to erase that memory slip by without a fight.

“Losing in the final is something I don’t want to be doing again,” she said after helping her side claim top spot with an emphatic 72-41 triumph over her former club earlier this month.

“Everything we train for and work on has to be taken out on to the court and left out there. There are no excuses.

“Once you get into this position you’ve got to put everything into it.”

Storm, who moved to the Surrey Sports Park last month, beat their semi-final opponents 43-40 at home earlier in the season, but came unstuck 54-47 in the return fixture leaving this weekend’s showdown wide open.

Surrey shooter Rachel Dunn has more then 600 goals to her name this season, and Reid reckons head coach Mary Beardwood’s team will enjoy success if the rest of the team can match her efforts.

“Rachel has been outstanding for us this season. She makes a huge difference,” she added.

“But it is not about individuals, it is about how we perform as a team and how we come together as a unit.

“We’ve had some close games with Bath this season, but we haven’t been beaten at our new home and that is the way we want to keep it.”

Reid had played second-fiddle to Mkoloma and Mentor for much of the season, but has come into her own over the last seven matches to earn a place in the England team for last week’s European Open championship triumph.

Something she believes has only helped her cause.

“I’ve learnt a lot from them and have also from Janet Coulburne, my new partner in defence,” she said.

“It has been unusual playing goal defence, but we have formed a pretty good understanding.

“It was a good opportunity to play with some of the fringe England players and against some international players. I’ll be better for it.”