1st Netball v Mowden
We welcomed Mowden Hall this afternoon for some netball as part of their tour to Scotland. We really had 4 seasons during the match which made for testing times; rain, wind, sun and cloud however the girls battled on bravely and were a credit to themselves.
We started the match strongly and soon found ourselves 6-1 up. Amelia and Amy linked well and despite tricky shooting conditions, successfully found the net. Sophie worked particularly hard in the mid court and turned the play round well. We started lobbing balls to our shooters which worked well as they were moving well off their players. With the score at 12-3 at half time, we knew we had to keep going as Mowden were keen to catch us up.
The play started again quickly and Ellie and Katie linked well together, finding lovely wide space and making some great passes. Our defence of Flora, Emma and Catherine were tested at times but they remained in control and kept the Mowden girls out for 2 quarters. We pulled ahead to 20-3 after the third quarter and it was clear by this point that a win was in sight and it was great to see the girls relax a bit and enjoy their netball, working particularly well as a team and looking slick.
Final score: Cargilfield 29 Mowden 3
2nd Netball V Mowden
We started strongly and in the first quater moved ahead with some super play on the wings from Saphira and Alannah. Izzy was on great form today directing play from the centre and despite the windy conditions Clemmie shot very well. By the end of the first quarter we were two goals ahead. The second quarter was evenly matched with both teams scoring 3 goals each. Flora played very well and Calia and Rosanna stepped up their defence. In the third quarter the Mowden shooters also began to step up their Game. Laura working well with Flora and Alannah also scored and we ended that quarter 7- 5 ahead. With everything to play for in the final quarter both teams were literally on fire aware that even the smallest mistake leading to loss of possession could end in defeat. Some fantastic shooting by Mowden allowed them to pull ahead but great defensive work from our girls stopped them getting too far ahead. Clemmie kept a cool head and levelled the match in the final minute.
Final score Cargilfield 11 Mowden 11