Superb start to netball term for under 9’s

Old Vicarage School U9’s – 7

Denstone Prep U9’s – 13

The Under 9 girls played their first game of the netball term against Old Vicarage School, making a superb start to the term with a 13 – 7 victory. Newly appointed captain of Under 9 netball, Phoebe A won the toss and elected to start with the ball. Darcie W at Centre got the term under way with the first competitive centre pass of the term and straight away Denstone Prep were in control of the game. Link up play between Darcie, Verity H at Wing Attack, Daisy H at Goal Attack and Phoebe as Goal Shooter soon saw the ball in Denstone Prep’s attacking D and although it took 2-3 shots off target, it didn’t take long before Denstone Prep were on the scoreboard when Daisy H scored the first goal of the game. Five more goals from Daisy soon followed giving Denstone Prep a 6-0 lead after the first 10 minute quarter.

The second quarter saw more dominance from Denstone Prep. Three further goals from Daisy and Phoebe, growing in confidence to take shots herself, found the net with her first goal of the term. By half time Denstone Prep had scored 10 unanswered goals.

The third and fourth quarters saw Denstone Prep girls put into positions they were very unfamiliar with. Phoebe now as Goal Attack added two more goals including a sublime shot from 5 feet away and 1 from Darcie now playing as a shooter as well as seven goals from OVS left the final score 13 – 7 to Denstone Prep.

Girl of the Game: Daisy H for her 9 goals on her shooting debut.