By Mariela Presnell, Teacher of Girls’ PE & Games
This week, on an unseasonably warm February afternoon, the U16 netball team travelled to Prior’s Field for their fixture. From the outset it was clear that Prior’s Field were going to be competitive, but despite their persistence, we managed to finish the first half 15-12.
Some excellent defending from Maddy Upton put pressure on their shooters and made the circle extremely competitive and congested. Alisia Leach worked extremely well in the Goal Attack position, providing support all through centre court and displaying excellent movement skills to allow her to lose her defender and feed the ball into Goal Shooter Grace Vernor-Miles. In centre court, Daisy Flint applied excellent pressure down the court and took a number of tips and interceptions to slow the game down and allow us to regain possession.
Bedales managed to maintain the lead in the third quarter but Prior’s Field came back in the final quarter and the game finished 24-24. Well done to Grace Vernor-Miles who was awarded MVP – her shooting was excellent and her movement in the circle was dynamic.