1st Netball v Belhaven – Drew 16-16
The girls finished off their season in fine form this afternoon with an exciting match against Belhaven. As predicted, the match swung from end to end and there was never more than a couple of goals in the score line.
We started well and Amelia had her shooting hands on from early on. The play was tight and the girls from both teams marked closely. We found ourselves 6-4 up after the first quarter but we knew that Belhaven would be keen to get back ahead. And so they did! Frustratingly, we worked hard however as soon as we worked the ball up court, we made a silly pass and Belhaven pounced and turned the play around and scored. We let the game slip a bit and entered half time 10-7 down.
The third quarter saw the girls re-focus and much more composed. They clawed their way back in to the game; Sophie in particular worked her socks off and really did not stop moving all quarter. Katie made some great interceptions and kept us in the game. With the score at 11-14 to Belhaven entering the last quarter, it was going to be tight, and tight and exciting it certainly was! We upped the pace and Ellie made some fantastic long passes in to the circle which let Amy and Amelia claw us back in to the game. With the minutes counting down we turned the play around and Amy scored a fantastic goal to level the game 16-16. The clock simply counted down too fast as we had possession of the ball and were looking the stronger team by the end however a draw is probably a fair reflection of an exciting and fast game with our friends from Belhaven.