Today’s match was a good warm up game for the Netball season in the new year. Copthorne started well moving quickly and their passing was very good. The centre court players worked very well together moving the ball down the court into shooters Grace and Shriya. However at times play was a little crowded and too many mistakes were made. At the end of the first quarter Copthorne were leading 4-3. The second quarter was very competitive with players from both teams marking tightly and fighting for the ball. At times Copthorne moved a little too fast and struggled to keep possession. CH took advantage of this and went into the lead 6-5.
In the second half Copthorne were once again in their stride with some excellent interceptions made in defence by Isabella, Jenna and Alayna. Passing was tighter and players were timing their move to perfection. Grace and Shriya moved freely within the circle supported by Abigail and Emily. Going into the final quarter the opposition were still in the lead by a goal. Copthorne once again picked up their pace and played some excellent netball, passing consistently and finding players in space.
Copthorne worked tirelessly to catch up the opposition and the final result couldn’t have been closer! All in all it was a great game with lots and lots of positives but lots to work on too! Well done to Isabella for being voted player of the match.
Team: Grace (captain) Shriya, Emily, Abigail, Isabella, Jenna and Alayna.