Netball team to the Regionals
On Wednesday 16th November 2011, the Under 19 Netball Team endured a gruelling day of County netball, with 8 of the best teams from Lincolnshire vying for a place in the Regional finals to be held on the 28/1/12.
Due to the teams competing and to ensure the top 2 teams from the county went through the organisers felt it would be fair for everyone to play everyone. The girls had a tough task ahead, knowing they would have to play 7, 14 minute matches. However the girls did Priory proud!
The games were highly competitive with a lot at stake the girls knew they would have to give 100% in every game. The first game at QEHS saw us tear up the court, there were some tough battles and unfortunately for Flo who took a big knock to the throat, it wasn’t the best start she could of hoped for but she battled through the rest of the games, ensuring the defence were solid as a rock. The coach from QEHS at the end of the game said “The girls were magnificent and made us look like beginners” Alice, Lottie and Alex need a special mention for there grit and determination throughout each game winning some lovely interceptions and keeping the opposition out of the circle. Deeping was an unfortunate game with some umpiring decisions going against us we lost our heads slightly and couldn’t find a way back to clinch the last minute win. However that was a turning point for Priory, every game after was played as a final, the mid court of Zoe, Jess, Charlotte were superb, their feeds into their circle and work rate across the pitch was impeccable. Zoe was playing exceptionally well and Stamford unfortunately couldn’t handle her pace and Zoe was taken out with a classic Army roll, which saw her out of the last 3 games. Get better soon Zoe!
We couldn’t of got through without our shooters been on top form! Penni, Charlotte, Flo and Vicki were on fire! Lets hope that continues in the next round girls. A lot of pressure is on our shooters and they handled it very well!
The final RESULTS:
Priory v QEHS 15-5
Priory v Deeping 8-9
Priory v John Leggott College 19-8
Priory v Stamford 10-4
Priory v Monks Dyke 19-1
Priory v Boston 18-1
Priory v Minster 17-4
PLAYERS PLAYER: Alex Robson
The final point scores meant Priory had a total of 31 and Deeping 34 so Priory and Deeping are both through to the Regional Finals, an amazing result. Now the hard work really starts with an aim for the final at Regionals to reach the National level!
A huge congratulations needs to go out to all the team and the whole squad who train week in week out and are a superb asset to the PE department, 6th form and the whole school. Well done girls.
Team for counties:
Vicki Bayes (C)
Alex Robson (VC)
Miss Wooldridge and the PE Department! J