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Netball Match v Cheltenham College12th March 2015

Written by: Deborah Southgate

Two teams travelled to Cheltenham College Sports Hall yesterday to play netball.

Our A team (Year 6 pupils) played well throughout their match with a strong defence meaning the ball wasn't long in Cheltenham College's circle. Confident attacking play ensured the ball was regularly in the Airthrie circle allowing our shooters to score.

The excellent team play and improved tactical skills towards the end of the netball season contributed to our winning score of 16-0.

In our B team only Ruby, team captain, had played in matches before. In their debut match our other players (Year 5 and one Year 4 pupil) tried really hard despite initial nerves. Good defensive play stopped more goals from the opposing team.

As the game progressed the Airthrie team became more confident and passing improved. We moved the ball forward into our own circle and finally we were able to score a goal.

The final score was 6-1 to Cheltenham College.

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