On Wednesday 22nd March, the year 9 Netball team competed in the city tournament at St Mary’s. After the first two games, St Mary’s really got into their stride and utilised each other’s strengths well to defeat their opponents, RGS ‘B’ and Dame Allans ‘B’. Grace Taylor, who captained the team, led her team brilliantly on the night. Grace played centre and controlled the game very well to support both in defence and attack to create goal scoring opportunities for us. Leah Martin and Hannah Crowdy played excellent together in the circle, to score some fantastic goals.
In centre court, Lily Young, Thea Cowie and Alannah Hammond supported the defence and attack very well to bring the ball up the court very quickly to provide further goal scoring opportunities. Chloe Mason and Manyong Mayan were a great team in defence, making many interceptions throughout the night.
Following a great start, we were unfortunate to lose narrowly to NHSG ‘A’ and Heaton Manor ‘A’, however we finished our group well, winning our last game against Gosforth academy. After some excellent performances, we qualified for the plate semi-final against Sacred Heart, winning 5-2 in this match. In the final we played NHSG ‘B’ which was a very close game indeed. We were winning 2-1 at half time, and really excelled in the second half, to win 4-2 overall. This was a fantastic achievement by all girls to win the plate final.
All girls were a credit to the school, and were tremendous in all aspects.
Congratulations and well done to all girls involved:
Grace Taylor (C)