This was the final match of the season and the league decider. Ipswich School had won the South Suffolk Tournament so we were particularly motivated.
The girls started very well. With a slight change to our usual formation with Georgie at GD and Nancy at C we held Ipswich well for the first half of the match, playing some patient and well thought through netball, coming infront, passing effectively and keeping the strong Ipswich attack in check in defence with Selena, Georgie, Isabel and Nancy turning over the ball a number of times. Up front, Charlotte H and Charlotte C moved and shot well in the circle, and at half time we were still very much in touch at 7-10. Unfortunately the 2nd half saw a number of errors creep into our game, allowing Ipswich to get into their stride and tease out a greater advantage. Our girls’ work rate was excellent throughout and this was a performance with some real areas of strength and positivity, but in terms of victory it wasn’t to be as Ipswich took the honours by 12-27.
This squad has been a pleasure to work with over the season with great work rate and desire to learn. They have a huge amount of promise for the future; well done girls.