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U8A Netball v Hurst 

12th February 2016

copthorne-prep-girls-sportWon 9-2 

This was our second game against Hurst since September. The girls were, as usual, excited to being playing after not having a match last week. Biba was captain today and she chose the shooting end.

The girls got off to a slow start, having lots of possession and chances on goal but the ball just didn’t want to go in! We turned over the first centre pass and Ella eventually got us under way with a goal under the post. However, the Hurst girls weren’t going down without a fight today and they replied just minutes later with a goal of their own. Biba took us into the lead after the first quarter just edging in front 2-1. Harley had a great contest in the centre position against her partner, and Layla was able to find some good space on the court.

As the scoreline shows Daisy took control of the defence end of the court ably assisted by Danni, Victoria, Ffion and Isobel. The girls continued to play some good linking netball, but quite a lot of the time they were crowding around the ball and not clearing out to find better space.

However, we put the game out of Hurst’s reach in the 2nd and 3rd quarters with some lovely passes into our shooters; a fabulous bounce pass from Ella from the backline into Biba brought applause from the spectators! We went into the final quarter 7-1 up and it was time to change our players around. Isobel was exited to be playing GA and she went on to score 2 lovely goals to end the game with a 9-2 win.

Well done girls, another good performance from all of you. Biba was quite rightly named player of the match by the Hurst girls. Thank you once again to our loyal supporters.

Team: Biba (Capt), Ella, Harley, Layla, Daisy, Ffion, Victoria, Danni and Isobel