Their second game in two days and another fine win for the U8s at Ardingly today. Bella was our Captain for this game and unfortunately lost the toss so we chose our shooting end. Tianna was busy in the centre position and made some lovely interceptions to win the ball back for Copthorne. Rachel and Jasmine in our attacking D, passed the ball quickly and accurately to each other and Jasmine scored our 2 goals to end the quarter 2-0 to Copthorne.
Anna had an excellent game in the GD position today, she was alert and challenged for the ball well. Ruby and Priya also defended brilliantly and they both stopped the Ardingly attack on numerous occasions with good aggression when contesting for the ball. The play was fast and furious in the centre of the court between both the teams, but our attacking players were just too quick. The Ardingly girls definitely had the height advantage, but we had the speed! Every time Ardingly got the ball the Copthorne girls marked so well, and put the hosts under pressure; their passes were then forced and interceptions were made. Rachel started to convert her chances in the second and third quarters and the Copthorne girls eased ahead 7-0. Bella made some good runs on the attack to find space and was always available on the edge of the D for a pass back. In the final quarter Priya accompanied Rachel in the shooting circle and scored a great goal with a further 2 from Rachel bringing the final score to 10-0.
Well played girls, another superb performance from all of you; Tianna was quite rightly voted player of the match today. Well done Tianna!
Team: Bella (Capt), Rachel (7), Jasmine (2), Priya (1), Tianna, Anna & Ruby