On a lovely, sunny afternoon the Under 8 netball girls made their way to Edgeborough for a fun afternoon of netball. All of the girls were raring to go and excited to put into practice all that they have learned over the past weeks of netball coaching.
A Team – Festival Champions
The A team started with real strength as they stormed to a 4-0 win against Barrow Hills, the passing was slick and all of the girls dodged well to find space on the court. Poppy and Isla worked well to move the ball into attack, while Tessa and Eloise both popped some lovely goals in to give us a comfortable win.
The second match saw Amesbury having to fight harder for the ball. Milly made some superb interceptions, well assisted by Eloise as GK who ‘tipped’ the ball well to give us time to reform. Olivia also worked hard to mark her opponent. Another 3 goals from Tessa here gave us a 3-0 win.
our final, and definitely hardest, match was against Edgeborough. The girls were getting tired and forgot to mark, giving Edgeborough a slight advantage. Nonetheless, we soon picked up our game and fought really hard to dodge into space. One goal apiece for Tessa and Eloise gave us a great 2-0 win and a win of the whole tournament.
Very well done girls on a great day of netball!
The B team had a lovely afternoon of netball this afternoon. First up was Belmont, who were incredibly strong. Amesbury had lots to do as the Belmont girls passed with great strength and vision and found space with ease. Sadly, we couldn’t quite keep up with the speed of the opposition. A 0-3 loss against Belmont was a shame for our first match.
The next matches against Edgeborough (loss 0-1) and St. Andrews (loss 0-8), gave us lots to do. The girls tried valiantly to mark, with some lovely interceptions from Poppy M, Biba and Emily, while Iona and Maeve also worked well to dodge into space. Verity tried hard to make some interceptions and certainly had her work cut out with some strong opponents.
Well done for giving the matches your all and persevering even when trailing girls.