2nd VII Triangular v Cargilfield and Loretto
Wednesday 1st March 2017
StM 3 – 6 Carg
Carg 5 – 2 Lor
StM 8 – 4 Lor
It was a glorious afternoon on Wednesday for a triangular of netball. We were up first playing Cargilfield and I think the girls themselves would admit, it was not the best display of netball that they have shown this season so far. They were rather slap-dash in their approach to the game and needed to use the space on the court a lot better and focus on their passes more. The Cargilfield team were much taller than them, so throwing high, loopy passes to each other were not conducive to keeping possession. That said, we did manage to get three goals in the first half, as did the opposition so there was everything to play for in the second half. However, Cargilfield were much feistier than us and whenever there was a loose ball, they were on it in an instant. They certainly had the majority of the possession in the final 12 minutes and despite the super support from the side-line for the St. Mary’s girls, it wasn’t enough to up their game and the match ended rather disappointingly 3-6 to Cargilfield.
Cargilfield then played Loretto and it was another evenly matched first half that ended two goals apiece. As with the second half in our match against them, Cargilfield went out to give their all in the final 12 minutes and once again, their feisty attitude and drive to win led them to another deserved victory.
After their break, the St. Mary’s girls were up and ready to go again, determined to put 110% into their next match against Loretto and they did not disappoint. Right from the off they were playing a much higher standard of netball, their communication was much improved, their passes had purpose and accuracy, they were using the space across the whole court and in the first half, the shooters had a 100% success rate for their shots. Loretto were eager for plenty of the action so it was by no means an easy ride for the St. Mary’s team. They needed to be vigilant with their footwork and avoid any repossession errors to retain possession as much as possible. Overall, the standard from both teams was high and it was excellent to see the St. Mary’s girls coming away from a loss just half an hour earlier, and having the grit and determination to work their hardest to get a positive outcome in their final match of the day.
Well done to all the girls across all three teams for an excellent afternoon of netball.
Next match: U12 v Belhaven (away) on 8th March. All support welcome.
Mrs Scott Aiton