U11A Netball Team Win the Stamford Tournament!

30 Jan 2018

U11A to Stamford A Tournament

Witham  11 – 3  Grantham Prep
Witham  21 – 4  Laxton
Witham  12 – 2  Stamford JS

The U11A team had a fantastic afternoon at the Stamford netball tournament. Despite it being early in the season they looked like a well versed unit as they went out for their first match against Grantham Prep. Despite an obvious height difference, Witham tried to work in-front of their defence and Millie quickly got the first 2 goals away. After a little warming up, Eliza soon started to find her shooting rhythm. Lilia and Matilda worked tirelessly to feed the ball into the shooters, playing some smart netball. Isabelle played superbly in this game, particularly considering this was her first time playing for the U11As. After winning their first match 11-3 the Witham girls felt confident going onto court against Laxton.

Eliza took no prisoners in this game, scoring 17 goals and missing just 2! She was well supported by both Millie (3) and Lilia (1) in GA. Poppy P also had a run out for the U11A team and made some good interceptions. Mollie’s seemingly extendable arms gave Laxton a really tough time in defence as she towered over their shooters. The final game would undoubtedly be the toughest, facing Stamford’s U11As. Witham got off to a strong start with Millie (3) and Eliza (4) both making the most of their shooting opportunities. Stamford really struggled to get past Rose in GD who had a fantastic game, despite a few tumbles. Bunny was also tenacious in defence and had good vision moving the ball up the court. The Witham girls certainly impressed and it was a pleasure to watch them play – well done girls!

U11B to Stamford B Tournament

Witham  8 – 3  Grantham Prep
Witham  5 – 0  Laxton
Witham  5 – 3  Stamford JS

The U11B Netball team had a super afternoon of Netball taking part in a quadrangular tournament. Their first match was against Grantham Prep in which they dominated play from the start, maintaining much of the possession, resulting in an 8 – 3 win. The second match was against Laxton and once again the girls’ hard work created numerous scoring opportunities. A number of the team were playing out of position but they found their rhythm quickly. Witham demonstrated some excellent movement into space and the defence made key interceptions, all contributing to a superb 5 – 0 win. The final game against SJS unfortunately resulted in a 3-5 defeat. The score was 3-3 at half time but with tired legs and cold hands SJS were able to creep ahead. Nevertheless a great afternoon and the girls are improving with every match, well done.