An unusually sunny day for this event, which lifted the spirits. The girls went to this event with a positive attitude and a determined view to have improved in some way by the end. Isn’t it great when you are pleasantly surprised? Our girls were definitely up for the games they played.
Cransley school have always been our bogey team and this year was no exception. It was incredibly tight and we lost, undeservingly, 1 – 0. Did heads go down? Absolutely not! It made us more determined to be better. The match against Scarisbrick Hall was much more focused, resulting in a 3 – 0 win. The Grange girls were next – a formidable task as they are a super competitive outfit. We played our very best netball here and held them to a 2 – 2 draw. Wins against abbey gate: 5 – 2, beech house: 4- 0 and Bridgewater: 6 – 3 followed and a fine draw against Hulme Hall: 3 – 3.
This left us tied with Cransley in 2nd place on 26 points each. It is true that we had a better goal average, but I suggested that we share the runners-up spot as it seemed so unfair to decide on 0.2 of a goal. So runners-up we were, and the only team that The Grange didn’t beat – an added bonus.
Without a shadow of a doubt, 2 players stood out for Tower College: Beth Taylor at GA whose vision in the game is outstanding and who shoots with deadly accuracy from anywhere in her area. Equal to her was Amy Littler at GK who plays with passion, good sportsmanship and an enthusiastic hunger for the ball. She is a tremendous defender.
Our whole team played their hearts out and it was a pleasure to watch them receive their well-deserved medals. Who knows if they can go one better when they are u16 in S5? No pressure then girls!
C – ISOBEL DRILLINGCOURT
WA – SOPHIE IRWIN AND BETHANY DEANE
GA – BETH TAYLOR
GS – RHIANNON ROBINSON AND CHARLOTTE HUGILL
WD – KATIE DINSDALE
GD – SOPHIE HUNTINGTON
GK – AMY LITTLER
DATE – WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH 2011
VENUE – THE GRANGE SCHOOL