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Netball Match Report

Manchester and District Tournament 23rd September 2017

U14 VII

On Saturday 23rd September, the year 9 netball team played in the Manchester and district tournament at Bury Grammar School. We played 5 matches in total winning 4 and unfortunately losing 1.

We started off by playing St Gabriel’s B. All of us agree that we did not play well and we were making silly mistakes resulting in the score only being 2-1. We just couldn’t seem to get the ball down the court and into the net without being intercepted or someone messing up in some way or another.

Secondly we played St Gabriel’s A and we won this 9-3. Our down the court passing was much improved and we gelled together much better. We made very few mistakes and everyone was running on diagonals towards the centre of the court when possible, to move the ball quicker in a straight line.

Our 3rd match was against Bury A and right from the whistle we knew it wasn’t going to be easy. In the first half we put everything we had learnt in training into the match and we scored 7 with Bury very rarely touching the ball. But at the end of that first half we let them score 3 times within the space of about 90 seconds. This meant at half time we were leading by 4. In the second half it was very close with us always leading by one but nevertheless was very stressful. When we had about 10 seconds left we managed to get the ball down to our end and in the goal resulting in the final score being 9-7 to us.

Our fourth match was against Bury B and this was the only match we lost. None of us played particularly well and as soon as the goal difference widened all of our heads dropped. We were easily the better side than them, but during the match we dropped down to their level rather than playing at our normal level, which would have forced them to work harder. The final score was a very disappointing 13-4.

Finally, we played Wright Robinson which was a good match to end on because we knew how they played and many of us played our best in that match. All our passing was in front of the player, all runs were diagonal and all turns were outwards meaning it was very hard for their defenders to get the ball. We won this match 12-2.

When it came to the awards ceremony we were drawn on points with Bury A and B. But overall we came 3rd because of goal difference.

In my opinion we need to work on staying consistent throughout all of our matches and putting what we learnt in training into our games. But we should all be very proud of ourselves.

(written by Neave Bray)

Withington Girls 16th September 2017

U12 VII

On Saturday 16th September the year 7 A netball team played against Withington Girls School. In the first quarter Olivia and Ria played well and executed some strong passes but unfortunately their defence could not stop the opposition from sinking their shots. In the second quarter Jess and Karina came close to making some great shots but they just fell short, however Lucy, Tilly and Charlotte worked well together particularly when bringing the ball through court. In the penultimate quarter Olivia and Tara were strong in defence making some great tips and interceptions. As a whole the team players amazingly considering it was our first game together and Withington had some strong players. The team consisted of

Tilly (Captain), Karina, Ria, Olivia, Tara, Charlotte, Freya ,Lucy (player of the match) and Jess

(written by Tilly Young)

U13 VII 21-30

The match has a shaky start with the team giving away two of our centre passes and we were then down by three goals. In hindsight I think this was due to our lack of focus in our warm up. However, we carried on and began to pull it back and started the second quarter still only three goals down. We were a lot more focused in the second quarter, which we drew, and pulled it back in third quarter which ended 19-19. Jenna made a huge contribution to this with some great interceptions and created some crucial opportunities on centre passes. However, the fourth quarter let us down and in the end we lost 30-21. We performed poorly and the team came away very disappointed, our fitness let us down, we lacked speed and we dropped too many balls. However, we never gave up. Zofia was man of the match and created lots of opportunities for the shooters. The defence as a whole made many interceptions but struggled when it came to rebounds. The shooters at times missed some crucial shots and we need to work harder in training to ensure this doesn’t happen again. As a team we need to work on passing accuracy and maintaining possession, but it was a great start to the season, giving us plenty to work on.

(written by Lucy Buckley)

U14 VII 15-23

Hockey Match Reports September 2017

Under 12s (year 7)Under 13s (year 8)Under 14s (year 9)Under 15s (year 10)Under 16s (year 11)1st X1
Maddie 4Laurie 8 Freya 5
Elenor 1 Milly 6 Aude 3
Daisey 2Olivia 4 Sarah 2
Evie H 2Jennifer 4Nadia 2
Olivia 1Alicia 2Annie 1
Lois 1 Charlotte 2Emma 1
Rosin 1Pheobe 1
Anna 1

Saturday 23rd September 2017.

This weekend AGGS hosted AKS Lytham at the Devisdale pitches. Games were played by the 1stX1, U15s, U14s, and U13s A and B sides. The U12s also had their first ever game which saw the arrival of some new talented players to the AGGS school squad. The weather was much kinder this weekend than it has been the past few weeks which also brought out more parental side line support. There were lots of goals, lots of cheers and smiling faces after a successful morning.  A special thank you goes to all the mums/dads who helped to umpire.

U15s Match report by M.,Wardell.

After an effective warm-up and the unveiling of the new captains(Congratulations to Emma and Rosie!!) we had a solid first half performance with two great goals by Freya and Aude. Continuing the positive vibe during the second half we transferred the ball even more effectively and applied a much harder press. This resulted in two more fantastic goals by Emma and Annie. The match ended AGGS 4 Arnold King School 0.  The other team chose Ruby Burgess as our man of the match. Thank you to Mr Wardell for umpiring.

U13s A match report by A.Platt

The sky was a foreboding grey, but our Year 8 Team shone like the sun.  Winning 2-0 to Arnold Queen Mary School, the whole team ran a marathon up and down the pitch, with some good transfers by the defenders: Immy (C), Georgia, Abbie (VC) and Riya. Both goals were scored in the first half; the first was scored by Daisy and assisted by Hattie, and the second by Liv, who ran from the half way line into the goal circle to secure the goal. Kirsten had some great shots at goal, but the opposition’s defence was strong. A short corner was granted for the opposition, but Daisy swooped in and tackled the ball off them in the goal circle before they could take a shot at goal. Ella demonstrated some good skill as she rolled the ball out away from the opposition, and Rosa did some good running as she drove the ball up into their goal circle several times! The Man of the Match (as voted by the other team) was Liv.

U13s B Match report by L.Brazewell.

This was the first U13s B team  8 a-side match which delivered an excellent performance from the team scoring 5 goals against the opposition, AKS. Maddie scored 4 goals and Elena scored 1. We played as a strong team and everyone in the squad of 12 played their part. Maddie was voted man of the match by the opposition. It was a good result for AGGS.

Saturday 16th September

The second weekend of matches saw another good performance by all AGGS teams as they hosted Kirkham at home on the devisdale. Matches were played by 1stX1, U16s, U15s, U14s, and U13s. Thanks you to Mrs Langridge and Miss Chancellor for your help this weekend.

Saturday 9th September

This Saturday was the first weekend of matches and AGGS hosted Newcastle Under Lyme at the devisdale pitches. The weather was rather wet, but the constant down pour didn’t dampen the girls spirits and all teams came off the pitch as winners. Matches were played by the 1stX1, U15s, U14s and U13s.

U14s Match report by R.Driscoll

Year 9’s Super start to the season…..

Whilst the rain may have been pouring down it did not affect the great performance of our super Year 9 Team. Winning 8-0 against Newcastle under Lyme. The whole team played with great fluidity and all played their part in the win. GK Emily may not had a chance to touch the ball, but her vocal chords had a great work out. The scorers were Alicia  (2), Oliva (2), Laurie  (3) and Charlotte  (1). The Man of the match voted by the opposition was Roisin D.