The Year 4A and B team took part in their first Netball match on Tuesday playing a seven a side game against Chesham Prep. They were really excited and looking forward to an afternoon of fun. It had an emphasis on playing a fun match where we were able to coach the children as they played.
Chesham had 4 teams so both the A and the B team had 2 matches.
Our A team played Chesham A team first. They tried really hard but Chesham defence was good and they found it hard to get away from their opponents. In the second half Gateway were defending better and moving more positively up the court. The final score was 6-0 to Chesham.
Our A team then played Chesham B team this was a much closer match and the Gateway girls were improving all the time. At half-time the score was 1-0 to Gateway but Chesham managed to score 2 goals in the second half the final score 2-1 to Chesham. Amara was the only goal scorer for Gateway and Marea as centre was awarded man of the match.
Lillie J, Felicity B, Marea L, Penelope D, Amber O, Grace W, Polly G and Amara P-S.
The B team played the Chesham C team first and began really well. The girls were getting free nicely and we took an early lead with Lexie scoring the first goal. The Chesham team soon became able to intercept and soon scored an equaliser. Our attack played well with Alice (centre) and Ali getting free beautifully; we had several opportunities to shoot but luck was not on our side as the balls were just missing the net. Chesham soon scored another goal and we lost the match 1-2.
The B team then played the D team and once again played their best with Beatrice moving into defence we were more able to keep the ball out of the defending circle. Lucy moved to Goal shooter and passed the ball well in the D giving Ali a chance to score her first goal. Chesham soon retaliated scoring an equaliser. Once again we went into the lead but not for long as Chesham equalised once again. This match ended in a draw 2-2.
All the players should be pleased with their play as they tried really hard and playing with a friendly atmosphere. Well done girls!
The team (with goals scored).
Alice B (Capt) Ali R (2) Lexie W (1), Beatrice N, Millie G, Sophia F, Lucy Q and Georgia G