On Sunday, Paulton under 11s squad travelled to Wells Blue School for their very first tournament. All the girls displayed nerves yet started the day with smiles on their faces and the aim to enjoy the experience of the day.
Paulton started the tournament with a match against Bridgwater. It was evident in size and experience that it was a tough game. All the team settled into various positions and worked very hard to keep Bridgwater to a very respectable 9-0 loss.
The second game against Sydenham began with further squad rotations and Paulton taking more time with their passing and movement. Their careful passing and shooting led them to a 4-1 win!
With a boost of confidence from the last win and more squad rotations, Paulton started the game against Purnells very well. Again, with good attacking and defence, Paulton secured a deserved win of 4-2.
A huge well done to all the squad for two wins out of three at their first tournament. You made everyone at Paulton Rovers Netball Club very proud. The squad included Grace, Rebecca, Ellie, Macey, Cerys, Lori, Shannon, Lucy and Megan.
Player of the tournament went to Lori- well done!
Thank you to Cheryl and Helen for umpiring, and to all the parents for their support.
On Sunday Paulton Rovers U14 travelled to Wells Blue School – from the start the girls felt they were up against tough competition and knew that each game would be a battle. Due to illness, injury and holidays only 7 girls could make it meaning that they would all have to play every game.
First up were Wells, this was a nervous game with some bad passing decisions proving pivotal enabling Wells to win the game.
After a short break Paulton took to the courts to play Tor. With better passing in centre court they gave Tor a good game that could have gone either way, unfortunately for Paulton Tor took the lead in the second half and held on to remain victorious.
With no break this time the Paulton 7 remained on court to play Sydenham, despite tired limbs Paulton took an early lead that gave them the boost they needed. The girls maintained their lead trough tot the second half and thanks to some good movement up court they won the game.
The final game was against Purnells, this is always a tough and evenly fought game. Despite having beaten Purnells the previous weekend, in a friendly, the tired Paulton girls couldn’t quite grab a win in their final game.
All the girls played well with Player of the tournament going to Elena and most improved going to Alice. Both girls showed great skill in interceptions, movement with some brilliant passing.
Thanks to all the parents who helped boost spirits on a very gloomy Sunday in Wells!