The U8B’s played a very exciting 32 minutes of netball against Cottesmore in the Copthorne Sports Hall. The visiting team were a combination of Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
The team of Mona, Clara, Lulu, Tayla, Scarlett, Lowenna, Gabriella, Millie and Amelie played a fast and sometimes furious game. The ball was on the move the whole time – not always in the right direction – but nevertheless with enthusiasm!
They had many shots on goal, as did their opposition, but it was one of those games when the ball didn’t want to go in the ring. Copthorne did well against this mixed aged team and although they lost it was a very respectable score of 4 – 3.
I think one area where the girls could improve is their tendency to either throw the ball too quickly when a team mate isn’t quite in position or hang on to the ball when a player is in space to receive the pass.
After a heated discussion by the Cottesmore Team, Scarlett was their choice as Player of the Match.
All in all an encouraging performance – well done the U8B’s!