U13C Girls Netball v Oundle – Away
On Wednesday 28th January
Team: Charlotte N (Capt.), Kezia K, Antonia V, Caitlin G, Caitlin M, Georgina T, Pippa N, Clemmy P, Francesca E and Mia R
This is the first netball fixture we have played against Oundle, a large school with lots of girls to pick from. Due to Rakhi’s injury, we borrowed both Kezia and Antonia from the B team for half a match each to play as Goal Shooter.
Charlotte won the toss and we took the first Centre pass. Our passing was slick and accurate, enabling lots of chances for our shooters. Francesca was on superb form scoring goals from every bit of the ‘D’ even just inside it!
We took a 4-0 lead after the first quarter. Our defenders had very little to do to begin with as Oundle failed to get the ball into their attacking third.
The second quarter was more competitive as Oundle gained in confidence. Our centre court players, Clemmy, Pippa, Georgina and Charlotte worked extremely hard and dominated the play, jumping for the ball and dodging to find space against much taller opposition. The Oundle team were all U13 whilst 2/3rds of our team were U12.
In the second half we tightened our grip and allowed Oundle just one goal!
Final result: Stoneygate won 15-5
A quite stunning performance from our girls. Well done!
Special mention to Pippa for such persistent hard work and high jumps!
Player of the match – Francesca for a great overall performance and for scoring half of the goals.