Sunday 24th April saw Paulton Rovers’ juniors play in the final tournament of the season, a friendly all day tournament. Paulton took to the court with high hopes of continuing their league success of coming 9th out of 21 teams.
The first match was against Tor which saw the team gel quickly to dominate the match with some great centre court play from Ruby, Evie, Karla and Ellie. The defence also worked hard to ensure that Tor could not match Darby and Olivia’s shooting. Paulton finished their first match on a high wining 3 – 4.
The second match was against Purnells with Megan on at GS and Olivia moving to C. Again the team worked hard defending well at both ends of the court with Alex and Harley making some great circle interceptions. Unfortunately Paulton lost 5 – 4 in a very close match.
Undetered by their loss the team next played Burnham and some great centre court play and quick passing into the circle allowed the team to dominate winning 6-3.
Finally the girls took on Bridgwater 2. Arguably the first half did not go to plan, with Bridgwater proving too slick and quick for Paulton, however after a half time talk the girls game out fighting driven by Evie’s vocal motivation. The team had their supporters cheering for joy as inspirational shooting from Megan and Darby saw the team come back from defeat leaving Bridgwater looking fazed. Great defending down the court and excellent team work also insured that the opposition could not increase their lead allowing Paulton to catch up 10 – 8.
The team’s final performance insured them a place in the semi final against Bridgwater 1. Unfortunately the girls lost to a very experience side despite playing some great netball.
Overall the girls finished an impressive 2nd in their group.
Paulton’s coaches would like to thank all of the parents for their support on Sunday and for their continuous encouragement throughout the whole season.
Paulton Rovers are looking to increase their junior club from September.
If you are aged between 10 – 16 and would like to join or pop down to see us in train up until May 13th at Paulton Rovers Football Club please contact Victoria 07735 507963 / Shelley 07779 125792 or contact us via email.