Match Report: 1s Vs Alpha, Surrey County League, 27th Sept 2014

Squad: Suz, Janelle, Hayley, Jen, Chief, Amy, Lozza, Soph, Vanessa, T

 

The short version…we went, we fought, we conquered. NUNs 33 – Alpha 28

 

The longer (well slightly) version…

 

This week we were up against our County rivals Alpha. It was set to be a match of epic proportions…and we were ready.

 

Quarter 1

We took to the court full of energy and with a desire to win! We started off steady, settling into our combination and working out their style of play. This quarter was quite end to end, with both teams evenly matched. However, we did really well at defending all the way down court and putting pressure on, especially in the circle. We finished the first quarter at 9-9. Plenty to play for!

 

Quarter 2:

After a re-group we went back on court to put in another solid 15 minutes. Attack worked the triangles well to get the ball safely into the circle, where Suz and Janelle were negotiating two really tall defenders. At one stage we pulled away to 17-11, but then let them creep back slowly to finish the quarter 18-18.

 

Quarter 3

A few changes at half time saw Hayley come on as GA and Janelle move to WA, what a combo! It took a few minutes to settle back in, working the ball around the circle edge to make sure the shooting opportunities were on, but once they were on they were on! Defence were another level, with tips and turnovers all over the place. Lozza was categorically not letting anyone on the circle edge, it was awesome! I think we finished the quarter at 25-21. (Amy’s score card looked like a piece of art so it’s hard to tell!)

 

Quarter 4

It was all about keeping the lead in this quarter, and it got TENSE! As we took the court our fitness really showed. We kept our cool, keeping the ball safe and controlled and showcased some great skill. We pulled away and then Alpha pushed back to within two. However with one final push (and a lot of passion!) we stretched away finishing the match with a well-deserved win 33-28!

Player of match – Tamara! 

 

Jennie P

2nds Vs Highlanders, 21st April

Line Up: Marissa, Janelle, Anna, Ella, Marnie, Amanda, Grace, Bel.

In complete contrast to the conditions we were originally meant to be playing, the 2nds finished their season with a catch up match against Highlanders in what could only be called perfect netball conditions – the sun was out, there was no wind, the court was immaculate. We knew we had a tough battle on our hands as they’d recently beaten the top of the table, but the lure of promotion kept us focused and determined to bring it.

Our team has been plagued by pregnancies, holiday’s, injuries and various work commitments and today was just the same, so it took the first quarter to really settle into the game. Goal for goal, it went, until they broke our attack and managed to score. Not about to let them away with it, we managed to capitalise on a turnover bringing it back to evens. This went on throughout the game, with us managing to get ahead by 4, they clawed back to 2 ahead and so on and so on…

Unfortunately Grace’s back injury meant she could only manage half a game (young people these days…) so Marissa moved to GK and Marnie came in to shoot. And still the battle continued, every time we got a lead, they counter-attack right back, and managed this right at the final whistle.

Final score 44-all.

MOM – Janelle

Although it wasn’t a win, it was enough to secure us second place in the league – a phenomenal result given the upsets we’d endured this season. Bring on next season, we’ll be ready!

Capital NUNS Trials – 12/13 Season

Trials for the 12/13 season have now been set for the following dates:
Sunday 15th July, 10-12:30pm @ Southfields Community College
Saturday 21st July, 10-12:30pm @ Southfields Community College

Ideally we’d want all trialists to attend both trial dates (if possible) however we understand everyone had commitments so if this is not possible please let us know in advance.

The Selection Committee will be:  Sarah B, Apples, Marnie and Joan

All new members are welcome and we encourage players of all levels to come along and participate. Capital NUNS is a friendly and social club who enjoy the competition of netball along with the fun of socialising afterwards.

For more information or to express your interest in trialling, please contact Sarah sarahbirchley@yahoo.co.uk