U13A Netball

The run in to the finish for the league is proving exciting for the U13A team!

Against Ipswich High things could hardly have been closer: it was always going to go to the wire and we knew we had to win to give ourselves a chance in winning the league.  We were down at quarter time 4-7 with the High gaining the early advantage but with some great attacking play and determination from Maddie, Steph and Esme we pulled our way back to draw level at half time. Libbie gained the measure of her GA and Ada was brilliant as GK.  Ruby was, as ever, active around the whole court and did a fantastic job feeding the circle along with Izzy, Maggie and Chloe, helping them get the ball up the court.  We went into the last quarter four goals up… could we hold our nerve?  Yes, thank goodness and victory was secured by 22-20!  It was a close run thing with only two goals in it but there were huge sighs of relief on the sidelines.

Next was Ipswich School… and another thriller…. full of pressure… and nerves.  Although we were always chasing the game we had some fantastic periods of play and the girls did themselves and the school, (and Mrs Johnson!), (and all the parents on the sidelines!) really proud.  Maddie showed her utter determination and worked well in the attack with Ruby, Esme, Steph and Izzy.  The defence of Maggie, Chloe, Ada and Libbie showed that they work indomitably well together too – indeed no one’s effort ever flagged.  In the end, though, Ipswich squeezed out the win by 15-14, so our A team now have to play our B team and score lots of goals to win the league.  Now there’s a prospect!