1st VII Netball versus Ashford School – by Scarlett Washington (Upper Sixth)

Senior School
27 Mar 23

On Thursday 16th of March, the girls played Ashford at home. After losing to them in the Kings Rochester tournament a few weeks ago, we wanted a win. Both teams started the first quarter strong, but a few interceptions from Darcy and Lizzie allowed us to gain a small lead of 3 goals.

Ashford came back at us with some fast attacking and aggressive defence, but we managed to hold onto a lead, with the score 16-14 in our favour at half time. We knew the third quarter would determine who won the match, so we moved the ball quickly and stayed calm in defence, with Lulu halting their attack. Some consistent shooting from Louisa and I increased our lead to 27-19 going into the last quarter.

We stayed focused and calm in the last quarter, with Rose and Annie doing well to control the centre court. This meant we finished the match with an excellent 32-25 win for SV, which we were all very proud of against such an aggressive team.