U9 netball beat Fettes. Just!

U9 netball beat Fettes. Just!

Lots of learning on show!

Cargilfield A 2 Fettes 0.

The A team played first and for the first third of the match the teams seemed evenly matched. Lucy our captain had won the toss and as centre took the first pass. The ball moved quickly down into the circle but our shot on goal missed and Fettes quickly got the ball moving in the opposite direction. Amalia and Esme worked very hard defending and they prevented Fettes from shooting. They were intercepting well and passing very well to each other, albeit I would encourage them to try to keep the ball out of the circle. Whilst we had more shots on goal the first third ended as a draw. In the second third Maddie in particular worked well and distributed the ball very quickly to Izzy, who scored a lovey goal. In the final third, Savannah came on as wing defence, Bea moved to wing attack and Esme and Tunrayo swapped position. This set up also has potential as Tunrayo intercepts well and Esme proved her ability as goal shoot by scoring our final goal. On reflection we do need to practise our shooting as we had many more shots on goal than Fettes. We also need to move more in the circle to help us be in better shooting positions. Centre and wing attack can help here.

Cargilfield B 1 Fettes 0.

The B team was captained by Lyla who played very well, moving the ball around the court and creating good opportunities for Nadia and Jacqueline. Natasha and Hattie also passed the ball well and are getting much better at reading the game. Nadia scored a super goal, the only goal of the match. Our defence needed to focus better as they lost concentration on occasions. Netball can change so quickly that we must always know where the ball is and where we should be to help our team.

Well done on two wins, girls! Work to do but good effort!

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