Saturday, March 03, 2007

We are the Champions !!

Panshanger School Netball Champions!!

Today at 8.30am We arrived at Stanborough School in WGC ready to take part in the Mid Herts School Netball Competition. As usual it was freezing cold and blowing a gale, within half an hour of arriving it started to rain, so it was all a bit depressing.

We had two teams playing.Beth was in the A team with her mates, Sasha,Robyn,Chloe,Charlotte, Khadeja,Fahima and Immi. The first match was against the team that we had played during the week at school, Sherrardswood school. We had beaten them 8 - 7. So we felt as if we were in with a chance.

The first match started fast and with aggression from their side, we were left wanting and lost 3 - 1. Our team was a bit surprised. This was the first game they had lost since the start of the season.

We went on to win the next three matches and progressed to the quarter finals. In the quarter finals we met Peartree School and managed to beat them 7 - 2. That meant that we went into the final up against Sherrardswood again!

We started the match off well and by the end of the first half we were 3 nil up and cruising, we had settled into the game and were all over them. Then disaster happened, Sasha fell and twisted her ankle, she was not able to continue. We had to use our Sub Fahima. This meant a bit of quick swapping around of positions. It also gave the opposition a chance to come back and by the end of full time they had equalised.

We played extra time and we were still locked at 3 all. Everyone was exhausted as it was now nearing 2pm, so the organisers decided to call it a draw and split the winning honours!!

Our Coach Lyn was thrilled and we were all hoarse from all the cheering!!

Sasha and Beth
Khadeja and Beth


Shirley said...

Whoooooot way to go!

Jen said...

So exciting! And you tell it so well :) Yay Beth xx