Paulton’s junior’s travelled to Wells on Sunday for their first tournament of the season. The girls didn’t disappoint the Club continuing a winning weekend after both senior teams won on Saturday.
The juniors’ first match was against Bridgwater 3. The girls took to the court with excitement and nervous and gelled quickly with new team mates Lucy and Chloe. Bridgwater started at a very fast pace taking Pautlon by surprise. This caused the girls to play some untidy netball with many misplaced passes allowing Bridgwater to take advantage. However, after a good team talk at half time the girls took to the court playing at their own pace, with Chloe and Karla calming the team down. Zoe and Harley in defence also found their feet overturning many balls allowing Megan and Lucy to take advantage, both scoring some excellent goals. With the team working hard and concentrating on the direction of their passes and movement into space the team pulled ahead to win 6 -4.
The second match was against Sydenham which saw Paulton play some fantastic netball. Olivia came on at WA and fed the circle with great accuracy as shown in training and Megan and Lucy began to gel in the circle confusing the defence. Evie once again controlled the game at C supporting the team vocally with encouragement. Harley and Zoe also proved unstoppable in defence jumping for every rebound and marking the attack tightly to force held balls. All of the team worked hard and upped the tempo in the second half incorporating recent training techniques such as set pieces; with Karla and Chloe balancing out the attacking play with the use of channels. A mature performance allowed the team to win 11 – 1.
Finally the third match did not go Paulton’s way, losing to an impressive Bridgwater 1 who played with great flare and accuracy throughout the court. The girls did however meet their team targets set at half time to continue their impressive form.
Player as voted by the team coaches was Lucy. Once again we would like to thank all of the parents for their sideline support and encourage anyone between the age of 9 – 16 looking to play netball to contact Victoria on 07735507963 or contact us via email