Independent Co-Educational Day School
It was our U7s very first netball match! Our team worked very well together and used the space well . Althought the result was a loss, it was a tight and competitive match with promising players on both teams. Greace, our team captain, gave great direction to other players. Well done girls!
By Mrs Pearce
Our team played really well once they settled into the game. They used their height advantage to come away with a win.
By Mrs Pearce
After all the rain, many doubted the match would take place. Much praise must be given to the Estates staff for working on the pitch and getting it ready for this keenly anticipated fixture.
From the start, Captain Wilf wanted the ball and attacked hard, drawing in opposition players away from their positions. Those gaps allowed Wilf to pick out an unmarked Nathan for the opening shot at the opposition goal, but the goalkeeper just got to it.
It was end to end stuff for the first ten minutes, with many crucial tackles being made by Josiah to stop the opposition from scoring. With ‘the cat’ Ethan in goal and the other outstanding defender Sam, supporting Josiah, we had a very solid defence that no one was going to breach.
Suddenly the game burst into life! Ollie and Nathan scored two quick goals. The opposition from the re-start were caught napping by Wilf, who found Ollie, out on the wide left wing and hit an inch perfect pass right to Ollie’s feet, who ran the length of the field and rifled in a wonderful shot, top right corner of the net.
The opposition still did not give up, they chased everything and tried to break down the outstanding Leehurst Swan defence but to no avail. Josiah and Sam dispossesed the attacking opposition forward, to pass to Wilf, who dashed to the right hand corner of the pitch, just as it looked like it was going out. Wilf fired in a great pass for Nathan to ‘touch’ past the diving goalkeeper.
With time running out, Leehurst Swan had a corner. Wilf crossed it in to Sam, who passed to Nathan, who shot at the goal. The keeper saved it, Nathan tried again, Keeper saved it again, but on Nathan's third attempt he hammered it past the diving goalkeeper to score his hat-trick.
A fantastic display of team work and football.
Many thanks to all the parents and family members for coming to watch and support.
By Bru Baker
Having just watched their fellow squad players win, they wanted to do the same. It was a very ‘cagey’ start from both teams. The opposition sat back and absorbed the many Leehurst Swan attacking plays. Shot after shot from Henry, Jack L, Vincent and George, fired at the opposition's goal, but the goalkeeper and most of the opposition team had ‘parked the bus’ in front of their goal, so leehurst Swan could not score.
Then the unthinkable happened. The opposition caught us napping and counter-attacked. Three opposition players attacked with only Zach to beat. Zach was brilliant, stopping the first attack but the opposition finally got past him and scored.
This was how the rest of the match was to be played, total domination by Leehurst Swan. Henry was twice denied by the opposition's defence. Jack L hit off the post.
The opposition counter-attacked and they too seemed destined to score, only to be denied by Jack K, and his ‘Panther’ like goalkeeping skills. Will only two minutes left on the clock, Leehurst Swan found themselves in the opposition's goal area. Zach shot, the defender tried to clear but Jack L shot, which was saved and the ball fell to Vincent, who shot but it was scrambled away. George the Captain had the ball, side stepped the tackle, lined up for the shot, couldn't find a clear path, so passed to Henry, who after two attempts, scores. The crowd went wild. Leehurst Swan had the equalizer!
George grabbed the ball and marshalled his troops back to the half way line for the restart. He wanted the winner, but there was no time. What a game of football!
Again, a massive thank you to all the parents and family members for coming to watch and support.
By Bru BakerGo back