U11A&B Netball v Wisbech GS (A)
Venue: AWAY PE13 1JX
Coach: Mrs Felton & Miss Ward
Lunch Time: Early - 12.30pm
Start Time: 2.30pm
Approx Return Time: 5.30pm
Notes: Change first break. Hoody, tracksuit and water bottles essential. Outdoor courts.
It was a thrilling match for the U11A netball side on Wednesday afternoon. The team faced Wisbech GS 'B' team in what turned out to be a closely fought game. With thirty-eight players in their Year 5/6 cohort compared to our fourteen, I was very pleased with our standard of play.
St Hugh's started the game well regaining possession quickly following a WGS centre pass. Despite lots of pressure from the St Hugh's side, it took a while for the first goal to come but in the 6th minute Beth stepped up to score the first goal of the game. WGS worked hard to fight back and at the end of the first quarter the score was level at 1-1.
Following a couple of positional changes and a quick analysis of the game, St Hugh's were eager to get back on side. We came back stronger and dominated play over the next two quarters.
Going into the final quarter St Hughs's led 9-3 so this was an opportunity for us to shuffle our players around and allow them to play in different positions. The girls responded well to this and it was encouraging to see this versatility. WGS came back very strong in the final quarter and showed great determination to close the gap. With a new shooter in place, they succeeded in doing so which put our girls to the test in defence. We worked very hard to hold them off and the game ended in a 12-8 win to St Hugh's.
Our scorers this week were Beth, Peyia and Helena. Beth was nominated by WGS as player of the match following some great movement and shooting in the circle. A special mention to Ruby (captain) and Holly who particularly impressed, showing great work rate and super movement off the ball.
We look forward to meeting Oakham next week!
Our U11B team were up against Wisbech GS ‘C’ team. The girls showed real determination and strength throughout the entire game as this was by no means an easy match for the St Hugh’s girls. It was great to see the team working together and there were very visibly improvements in their performance in each quarter throughout the game.
St Hugh’s demonstrated that they can be very versatile players as positional changes were made throughout the game in order to ensure they were playing a defensive game against the opposition. Excellent teamwork by all players and their defensive skills were very impressive as the number of goals conceded decreased massively by the final quarter.
The U11B team should be very proud of the fight they put up as they really did give it their all this week. Despite not getting a result they’d hoped for, they have grown as a team and had the chance to improve their defensive play which will hopefully help them throughout their netball season.