Gateways 25 – 8 St Aidans
A comfortable win in which the team showed good skill and pace in both attacking and defending play. Ru Thomason showed she has a good eye for accuracy, scoring several of the goals. Millie was a dominant presence in the circle using her height to win any rebounds, which she quickly converted to goals. Lauren Falk controlled the center court, providing a good link as the ball was brought out of the defending end following an interception.
Player of the Match: Millie Wright
Gateways 11 – 35 St Aiden’s
St Aidans took the lead early on. They had a couple of key players who were able to dominate the court making it very challenging for the Gateways team to assert their presence. Whilst they made good use of many attacking opportunities scoring and chasing hard to narrow the lead, it was not easy to break down the attacking play of the opponent. Despite good effort all round to disrupt the flow the lead extended and the final score was Gateways 11 – 35 St Aidans
Player of the match: Alessia Teoli
A fun afternoon was had by the 9 U3 girls who were selected to represent Gateways in the Leeds School netball tournament. Drawn in a group of 6 teams meant there was lots of opportunity to play matches and for the girls to play a variety of positions. A few stand out performances to mention are Freya Simpson who played a keen role at the defensive end of the court, marking her opponents well and gaining possession with several interceptions. Madeleine Lee at the other end as GA helped to ensure we got some points by scoring some great goals.
Results: Won 1, Drew 1 and Lost 3 (2 only by 1 goal), sadly this meant they did not progress beyond the group stages, however they had a great afternoon out in the cold.
Mrs Fearnley’s Player of the day: Freya Simpson
Gateways 27 – GSAL 10
A team made up of L5, U5 and Sixth Form took on GSAL in this Senior league fixture. Having never played together before, they put in a spectacular performance. The movement of the ball on court was fluid and fast paced, maximizing the goal scoring opportunities which Hannah, Leena, Millie and Jenna never failed to put in the net. Defensively the team were strong, gaining possession through interceptions and forced errors by the opposition.
Player of the Match: Hannah Matheroo
U15 St Aidens
Gateways 32 – 6 St Aidans
The team played a faced paced game, using the full court to play the ball long and also through the different channels. The attacking players showed good positioning to offer the support around the shooting circle and the shooters maximized on these options to use both hold and turn and short dodging into the space to gain an advantage over the defenders. The team’s fitness looked good, they were able to maintain their pace throughout the match without making errors. Defensively they pressured the St Aidans attacking play, marking both the player and the ball; looking to pick up interceptions or forcing errors from the opposition.
Player of Match: Isla Murphy