U12/13 B and C v Oakham 18th March

The Under B and C teams fought extremely hard in very close matches against Oakham on Wednesday.

The B team – Hattie, Lara, Eloise, Gena, Gracie, Freya, Eleanor, Kezia and Antonia – ended up with a draw of 12-12 against Oakham. It was a fair result in the end, as every quarter there was only a goal between the 2 teams. It was great to see how much these girls have progressed as a team. All performed well in both attack and defence and their spacial awareness, bringing the ball up the court in each channel, has advanced to a good standard. Player of the match goes to Lara for her consistent pressure on Oakham’s shooters.  Well done girls – a great way to end the Netball season.

The Cs also had a very close game against Oakham. The team – Mia, Caitlin, Charlotte (Captain) Pippa, Francesca and Racki – again played well against a strong Oakham side. These girls too have really improved their Netball skills and are now driving onto the ball when catching. They are also defending well and putting their opponents under pressure, which enables them to make some good interceptions. The score was a draw at half time, so it was all to play for. Oakham picked up speed in the 3rd quarter and took the lead with 4 goals. This only made Stoneygate more determined and with some great attack that gave our shooters more opportunity, the gap was closed. The end result was Oakham winning by one goal 10-9. A very exciting match – well done.

Mrs Rowe