Netball Club update
5 March 2012
Matches v Royal Hospital School
1st team – Won 17-15
We started strongly, leading 6-1 after the first quarter. The work rate from Ellie Trend and Rebecca Lawrence who were playing up from the 2nds was commendable. We increased our lead by 7 goals in the 2nd quarter; however, RHS started to apply more pressure in the second half causing us to make a few unforced errors, allowing RHS back into the game. The gap between the two teams started to close but we kept calm under pressure, maintaining our narrow lead in the final quarter.
Player of the match: Becky Lawrence
2nd team – Lost 14-37
Despite a disappointing score the girls improved their play in each quarter. Bearing in mind that the second team players were all playing out of position and supplemented from the thirds they did well to keep their spirits up.
Player of the match: Hatty Ekbery
3rd team – Lost 9-20
The 3rds' match was beset with injury and play did not flow easily. We went down to six players in the second quarter and Kishni Ram swapped from GA to C to replace injured captain, Holly Joscelyne. Emma Simpson proved tricky opposition for RHS and Faye Powell stepping up from the U16s played confidently at WA. The girls fought determinedly to the end but the final score was a loss 9-20.
Player of the match: Kishni Ram
Under 16 – Won 34-18
The girls started well winning the first quarter 9-5. We continued to dominate possession and superb interceptions from Georgia Heaton and confident play from Evie Hilyer who had moved up from the U15s, contributed to the well deserved win.
Player of the match: Georgia Heaton
Under 15A – Won 35-8
A very strong performance from all seven girls saw us take an easy win against Royal Hospital School. Katherine Ronaldson started strongly with some fantastic shooting, giving us a comfortable four goal lead at the end of the first quarter. Although we were the stronger team, the second quarter saw us making mistakes and rushing the ball through the centre court. It was not until the last quarter, which we won 14-1, that we made the overall win comfortable and convincing. The girls in attack slowed the pace down and concentrated on accuracy and preciseness while the strong defence consisting of Freya Reid Edwards and Mami Emore meant we continually turned the ball over from the opposition centres. A fantastic team effort resulted in a truly deserving win.
Player of the match: Freya Reid-Edwards
Under 15B – Lost 4-25
Playing one down without a Wing Defence position and against a full and energetic team, we struggled in the first quarter with a loss of 8/1. Nevertheless, a tactical chat and positive encouragement from all resulted in twice as much energy throughout the rest of the game: some excellent inceptions, ruthless defending and continual high spirits despite the final result being a loss of 25/4.Player of the match: Freddie Briscoe
Under 14A – Won 22-6
The U14 As had a few changes to the team from last weekend, but coped very well. Brilliant shooting from Sophie Cullens, Abi Lawrence and Elke Hall increased our early lead. Florence Pond played excellently at centre and controlled the game very well. Lucy Turnbull and Mimi Stannard defended well to deny their shooters space in the circle. Player of the day: Sophie Cullens
Under 14B – Won 20-3
The team played extremely well and didn't concede a single goal until the third quarter. Great movement down the court and communication between players.
Player of the match: Rishika Kaushal
Under 13A – Won 18-10
The U13 As had a slightly depleted team for their match against R.H.S; however, the girls rose to the challenge and were soon in the lead. With excellent shooting from Anna Chamberlain and Issy Bedford-Payne, the half time score was 10-4 in our favour. Some superb centre court play kept the ball in our attacking half and pushed the lead to a final score of 18-10.
Player of the match: Alice Hopgood
Under 13B – Won 11-8
A good team performance against a strong RHS side. Goals were even after the first quarter, but we managed to get in front in the second quarter and keep our advantage until the final whistle.
Player of the match: Anna Hermann
Under 12A – Won 24-2
The U12 A team played a consistently impressive game throughout. Superb passing down the court and an awareness of space meant that we were able to control the play for the majority of the match. Fantastic shooting by Honor Farrant and great all round play by Lauren Rowe contributed to the win.
Player of the match: Phoebe Crane
Under 12B – Won 15-7
A superb team performance. We dominated possession thanks to some excellent defending and intercepting from our defending unit of Olivia Begley, Simonne Edwards and Olivia Keable.
Player of the match: Ellie James