Roger Marshall, director of sport writes:
U10 A v Churcher's College
It was a bitterly cold afternoon as the U10 A team travelled with the B team to Churcher’s Junior School for matches last week. After a thorough warmup the girls took to the court and quickly established a promising lead. Emily Maclay shot beautifully to help us extend our lead, ably supported by Hermione Murray.
Our defenders were once again being mean spirited, not allowing Churcher’s an opportunity to feed the circle. As the cold set in, our play started to become disjointed, but a quick shuffle around of positions allowed us to pick up the momentum again. The final score was 19 – 3 to St Swithun's Junior School.
Player of the match was Emily Maclay for her sharp shooting but I would like to commend the attackers for the hard work they put in to defending, which meant we were able to get more opportunities to shoot.
U10 B v Churcher's College
The U10 B team enjoyed another successful match this time winning 10 -1. Saba Ghandi player of the match from the previous week, led the team as captain for this match and her hot hand helped warm the spectators hearts as she shot brilliantly once again. The team are playing well as a unit with new girls being tried out in various positions.
Player of the Match and captain for the match was Saba Ghandi for her shooting display and encouragement of the team.
U8 v Churcher's College
The U8 girls finally got their netball fixtures underway this term after previous week’s matches were called off due to inclement weather.
Churcher’s College made the trip over and played some entertaining and close matches. The A’s steadily grew in confidence and took a 2 – 0 lead, before Churcher’s came flying back to tie the game in the final minutes. The end score was 2 – 2.
Anna Nott was named player of the match for her great work and accurate shooting.
In the B’s the girls quickly got into the flow of the game and attacked at speed, but just couldn’t find the net. Churcher’s then started to work the ball into the circle but, like our girls, couldn’t find that elusive goal.
Finally, with time running out Tilly Tyson shot two quick goals to give the B’s a well-deserved win.
Player of the match and Captain for the day was Willow Bache-Holleran who played every position with great determination.