Both the A and B squads were looking forward to 3 matches giving all the girls players a chance to play. 20 girls were present and there were at least 4 unavailable so next year we may put in 3 teams!!
The A team played Tommies first and swept away the opposition 31-1. Special mention should go to Laura Jones and Maisie Simmonds who combined brilliantly in the shooting circle to score so many goals in 24 minutes.
Their next game was against Cirencester and they were shocked by the tenacity of the Cirencester girls. At half time we were only 1 goal up but some tactical changes ensured a great 2nd half performance and a win by 16-6.
Finally they met Old Chelts who had been easy winners of their previous 2 games playing flowing netball. Alix Matthews, Emma Neild and Kim Locklin completely stumped the Old Chelts attack with close marking and frequent turnovers. Hucclecote came out deserved 14-6 winners. Jess Longley, Lydia Burgess, Becky Brunt and Sam Roberts were outstanding all day in a variety of positions, all four players being extremely versatile.
The B team put in a spirited performance for their first game against an excellent Old Chelts team. Despite their best efforts they lost 2-18.
In the 2nd match they had got used to each other and were beginning to play less frantic netball. Chloe Jones and Abi Vicary were solid in defence combining well together. Shannon Moffat found some form in the shooting circle and the final score was a well earned victory of 7-4.
The final match was tense and the scores were level until close to the end. Some fine interceptions from Chloe O Donohue and Jess Wright kept us in possession and we came out with a brilliant 9-6 win.
Lauren Dix, Grace Gowell, Sammi Trower and Sammi Ballard contributed greatly and are developing into confident players.
Thanks go to Lily Simmonds and Hannah Jones who supported during the day, Judith Matthews and Tina Roberts (Team Managers) and our 2 fantastic umpires.
PLEA FOR NEXT YEAR.........PLEASE BUY YOUR OWN KIT!!!
Under 13 Coach