U12B netball v Oakham U12C

Girls U12B Netball v Oakham U12C team
On Wednesday 26th March – Away

Team: Hattie G (Capt.), Charlotte W, Charlotte N, Maddie C-S, Rakhi N and Caitlin G.

Unfortunately, we were one player short due to injuries and the fact that every girl in the Senior school (Years 5-8) were playing in matches today, so there were no spares. Rather than cancel the fixture, we borrowed a player from Oakham.

Having won the toss, we elected to have the first centre pass. Oakham began strongly taking an early lead but we soon equalised. Towards the end of the quarter, Oakham scored twice, giving them a 3-1 lead.

The second quarter saw our best performance. Maddie kept her concentration making some superb interceptions and linking the play very well. She made numerous accurate passes straight to our shooters under pressure. Both of the Charlottes worked hard against fairly tall opposition. This was quite an even quarter with Oakham scoring four goals to our three.

In the third and final quarters several of our players began to tire a little and our performance suffered. Caitlin and Rakhi took most of the opportunities that they were given to score but at the other end of the court, Hattie, in defence, struggled alone to prevent Oakham from scoring. Our borrowed player was playing Goal Keeper for us but I’m sure her heart wasn’t quite in the game (as you would expect when playing against your own team!).

Final score: Stoneygate lost 6-21

Special mention to Charlotte W for her consistent hard work.

Player of the match: Maddie whose fitness and agility about the court made a significant difference.

C. Abbott