Written by Renaya Brown
Netball Match 13th October 2016
On Thursday 13th October, the St. Peter's netball team travelled to Eastbury Farm for our second match. We were greeted by the team and their coach ob our arrival. Eastbury Farm won the coin flip and decided to choose where they were shooting. So we were able to have the first centre pass. St. Peter's were quick to get the ball into the circle and before we knew it Lucy Scored! We then had to intercept the ball from Eastbury Farm's centre pass, lots of nice passing and Renaya got the ball and scored again!
At half time we were winning 2-0. We grabbed a quick drink and changed positions and got back on court. We were quick to get the ball again and Akeelah scored. Eastbury never gave up and they were quick to mark us they intercepted the ball and managed to score. 3-1 to us. In the last quarter we got the ball, Evie scored and the final whistle blew. We won!!
Final Score: 4-1 Player of the match: Akeelah Bibbins
St. Peter's goal scorers: Lucy Douglas
written by Renaya Brown
After what felt like A million mile walk, we had made it to St Joan of Ark. We walked to the playing field with the bright, yellow sun beaming at us but that did not last for very long.
We were off for the first set of matches so we trained and watched the matches to pass our time. In no time the whistle blew to stop all matches. We positioned ourselves for the first match and then the whistle blew.
First Match-St peters vs St Johns B
Before we knew it, the whistle blew. We had a lot of chances but so did the opposition. It was a very tight game and every ten seconds there would be an attack by us or them. Unfortunately, in the middle of the match it started to drizzle but that didn’t bother us. We played to our very limit but sadly the game ended as a draw. We shook hands and although we drew, we smiled and went to our coach.
We were now up against Arnett hills. We got our formation from our coach and set out on the pitch.
Second Match-St Peters vs Arnett Hills
For the second time now, the whistle blew. We were starting the match this time. Jack James passed the ball and off the match went.
It was about two minutes in and the rain started to soak us. The rain wouldn’t stop and it started to aggravate. Hail started falling! The hail was hitting us in the eyes and was really irritating as we struggled to keep our eyes open. Some of us asked if we could be substituted as it was that bad. Even with the hail though, Jack Jones scored a goal! It was the first goal of the whole tournament for us. The match still surprisingly continued but at least the match ended with a win
We were now up against St Johns A. The rain had cooled down and we were ready to go.
Third match-St peters vs St Johns A
The whistle blew for the penultimate time and off the match went.
Before we knew it, the opposition had scored. This didn’t discourage us though but then the opposition’s goalkeeper made a mistake and scored an own goal to make the match score level. We managed to sustain the score for another minute or two but then the opponents bounced back and scored to more goals to make the score 1-3 to them. We then went on to lose the match 3-1. This was our biggest defeat yet.
We were now getting ready for our last match which was against St Mary’s.
Last match-St peters vs St Marys
We unfortunately didn’t win the tournament but we still had fun until all our parents picked us up late, in the cold, wet weather. Everyone was craving for a warm bath with a cup of hot chocolate and I think most of us got that.
Written by Ronil-Mishra