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Netball Team Take Second Place

We took our Netball team to Grasshoppers Club yesterday for a tournament against other local schools. A bright warm afternoon presented itself to the team and conditions were perfect underfoot. Opening up the tournament with a 3-1 win over Nishkam school settled the team’s nerves, Suzie scoring 2 and Emily getting one. A much trickier prospect next as a very strong Belmont team beat us. We did have our chances in the match but Belmont did benefit from some harsh foul calls by the Umpire! We bounced back with a tight 1-0 win over St Mary's and then achieved a creditable 2-2 draw against Smallbury Green with Pray-Anna scoring and Frankie assisting the 2 goals. With only the top team from each league progressing to the play-offs, we were placed in a league against the other teams that placed 2nd in their respective leagues. More fine wins against St Paul’s and Marlborough followed with Cara finding her shooting range, Raya and Fiona assisting well and Klara making some fantastic interceptions. A fab effort from the team and we may consider ourselves a little unlucky that the format of the competition pitted a strong Strand team against a very strong Belmont team in the initial league stage. We would have been good enough to win one of the other leagues (and qualify for the Borough finals) if the draw had been favourable to us. Well Done Team!