The girls played their first match against St Mary’s today in rather cold but bright conditions. St Mary’s started strongly and we struggled to keep up with their sharp shooting and fast play. We clawed our way back in and Amelia scored all 5 goals to bring the game back to 9-5 after the first quarter. Flora and Emma swapped positions in the second quarter which evened things up height-wise on court and we looked much steadier at the back. We were a bit guilty of sloppy passes and simply were not looking for our team mates. The score crept up to 16-8 at half time but we persevered and our game got better at the third quarter progressed. Amy scored 4 goals in this quarter and looked much more settled but the St Mary’s girls kept pressing and began to pull away a bit. Ellie and Katie worked hard and covered a lot of ground and Sophie beavered away in the mid court and there were some lovely linking play from these 3. The final quarter saw us play our best netball and despite Amelia and Amy both scoring it just wasn’t quite enough and the match finished 24-15 to St Mary’s.