It was a cold afternoon up in Harrogate but the U8s worked hard in their fixture and had the better of the contest. Slightly better shooting would have seen Gateways ahead on the final totals however, this was a good experience for our U8s. Ella Womack’s all-round play won her player of the match.
In the U10 contests, Highfield always had the upper hand and moved the ball with speed and precision but, that said, the Gateways team stuck to their task and never let the score get out of hand and, indeed, capitalised on their own good play at the same time. Leah Serr was awarded player of the match in this particular contest.
With the majority of the Gateways boys being Year 3 and the majority of their boys being Year 4, this was always going to be a tough contest for the Gateways lads however, the experience of playing against older boys will be invaluable in the years to come. In the A team match the Gateways boys had spells in the game where they were so close and, had they taken those chances, the score would have looked far more positive. The B team game was much the same as the A team contest. Gateways were outscored but not outplayed. The players of the match go to Sam Gent in the A team, who never stopped running! Finn Kershaw’s mature display for the B team saw him pick up the award for them.
The senior netball teams continued their remarkable form with this impressive double victory over a very strong group of players from Ashville.
The A team burst out of the blocks and controlled their match throughout, although they had to work hard for every ball and every point because Ashville could really play. Their speed of thought and their work rate just proved too much for the opposition. Izzy Dyer got player of the match and, in addition to her all-round performance, her off balance effort to score in the first half was worth the accolade all by itself!
The B team, once again, proved what an excellent side they are and played superbly well. Their finishing was the difference between the two sides and provided irrefutable evidence of what shooting practice can do! Millie Edge, for this reason, got player of the match in this team.