The Year 10 team played their last match of the season against Lytham H.S and finished on a superb high with a tremendous win.
We made the perfect start scoring from our first centre with a slick passing move that was duly converted by Elle C. Lifted by this early success our confidence grew and we defended superbly to win back possession and go further ahead. Superb marking in our defending circle by Georgia M and Georgina B made the Lytham shooters work hard to get free but when they did get the ball they converted their chances well and were always in touch on the scoresheet. Captain Emily R, playing against Lytham’s county player, led her team superbly raising her game to match her opponent’s speed and passing accuracy to link our attack and defence well. Hannah B timed her dodges well to be available to continue our passing down the court and Elle C and Emily K worked well in the circle to create scoring opportunities which they converted at ease to keep us ahead until the half time break with the score 12 – 7.
A couple of changes at half time saw us take time to get up to speed in the second half and Lytham started the better and scored three quick goals to cut our lead to just two. To everyone’s credit, and a testimony to the practice we put in throughout the year, we raised our game and played controlled accurate netball . We matched Lytham in every position and with more good shooting from Elle C and Emily K we kept our noses infront. Great team defending across the court forced Lytham to lose possession and we capitalised to go further ahead but Lytham again worked hard to close the gap. Charlotte S and Georgina B worked hard to marshal the Lytham shooters but their quick passing and movement saw them create a number of chances which they duly converted to close the gap to just one goal. With a minute remaining another well worked centre pass move saw Elle C get the ball under the post and with her excellent conversion rate she duly found the net to extend the lead to two. The result was sealed from the next centre pass when a great interception from Alex C won the ball back and we kept possession until the final whistle blew with the score being 19 – 17.
A superbly competitive match between two very well matched teams and a final victory was the perfect way to end the season for the Year 10 netball team. Players of the match were at both ends of the court with Georgina B defending superbly at one end and Elle C having a fantastic goal conversion rate at the other.