The U’10 girls played a ‘one off’, early season netball match against visitors Grantham Prep. The weather was perfect and lots of spectators watched keenly from the sideline. The girls were looking forward to reverting back to netball after a busy hockey term.
Grantham were not keen to play by the High 5 rotation, as the 2 Stoneygate teams did, but this was fine as it gave everyone a chance to play in different positions and also to shoot. It did add a touch more pressure as our opposition clearly had established shooters but it had the desired effect, it made our teams work hard! and it was good to see the girls playing well in any position! This is very positive.
A Team: Tallulah, Milly B (Captain), Katie, Fran, Jemima, Lian, Hattie Result:Won 2-1
The A team game was full of action, all over the court, for the whole game, but there were only 3 goals. Defending from both sides was excellent and the highlight of the game was the high number of interceptions, by both teams.
Special mention goes to Hattie for her raised concentration level and her super passing to Fran.
Player of the match goes to Fran for her 2 important goals and for her usual, non stop, hard work.
This was a very determined win and all 7 girls certainly played their part, well done everyone. I’m looking forward to the netball season!
B Team: Polly, Millie L, Millie P, Eleanor, Annie, Daisy (Captain), Emma could not play today Result:Won 7-3
The B team game was a little one-sided, Stoneygate being the much stronger team. However, the girls made sure they still put the pressure on themselves to play hard and seal their result. It was pleasing to see that 4 out of 6 girls scored goals (Millie P scoring 4!) – Polly, Daisy and Millie L scoring the other 3. The game actually looked fun, with lots of smiles and a few shrieks of laughter, great! The girls enjoyed the game and Annie especially, voiced her opinion and said “I loved it!”. Brilliant, it quite made my day.
Special mention does indeed go to Annie for giving us all glimpses of her super enthusiasm, lovely interceptions and the biggest smile!
Player of the match and of the day goes to Millie P for her 4 goals, all scored with such effective style, and her attitude for always trying her absolute best.
A super win for our Super B Team!
A separate mention must go to our 2 excellent, newly appointed Captains, Milly B and Daisy, for taking their job very seriously and completing all their tasks with such high standards. We were proud of you both.
Mrs S. Frisby