This was a great match for me to watch/umpire and to see just how much the girls had improved!
Charlotte was captain for this match and she won the toss, it wasn’t long before we scored our first goal but Ardingly managed to score their goal straight afterwards. However, this was to be the only time they did score and with our fabulous defence of Lily, Loren and Georgie the Ardingly shooters only had one other opportunity!
Charlotte completely dominated all areas of the court, marking her partner really closely and making some lovely interceptions. Her speed around the court was brilliant and she linked really well with Loren and Alice to feed the ball into our waiting shooters, Natalie & Ria! We slowly kept the scoreboard ticking over, but a lot of chances did go begging!
Loren playing at GD showed her athleticism by intercepting most of the passes made to her much taller partner, and along with Charlotte they just read the game so well and really did boss the court!
Alice (WA) found a lot of space and once again her speed around the court meant she lost her marker on lots of occasions. I was pleasantly surprised at how well she has improved! Well done Alice, awesome netball today!
Lily and Georgie always seemed to be in the right place for any loose ball and managed to link well with the attacking players to bring the ball down the court to our shooters. Unfortunately Natalie picked up an injury and in the 4th quarter Loren went in as GA and showed everyone what a lovely versatile player she is by scoring 4 fabulous goals! Well done Loren!
An excellent match from all the U11Bs, but my players of the match go to Charlotte & Loren who really were all over the court today! Well done girls. Charlotte was also nominated as player of the match by the Ardingly girls. Thank you also to Karina for stepping in as reserve when we needed her and to Mr Coulson for helping with transport and my final thanks goes to our supporters who braved the cold (and snow) to watch the girls. MJ
Team: Charlotte (Capt), Loren, Natalie, Ria, Georgie, Lily, Alice & Karina