Netball Weekly Summary
U18 vs Former Pupils Lost 21-23
With no subs due to injury and unavailability Truro School put on an excellent display in their first match together. Truro School were leading the former pupils 16-14 going into the last quarter; nevertheless a lack of subs and fitness let the Former pupils gain an advantage winning 23-21. It was a superb game, probably the best former pupils game in memory. An excellent team performance from every Truro School player (both past and present).
Vs The Maynard School, Exeter
The matches against The Maynard are always highly contested and this was no exception. Each quarter one team or the other had the upper hand so it was going to be down to the last quarter. Truro had spells where they worked the ball down the court and successfully shot the goals but the weather conditions were awful which made it hard to keep up this intensity. The team are to be commended for playing in this weather and actually being able to catch the ball with the rain so hard at times. Well done girls.
U16 Lost 20-27
In very wet and slippery conditions the U16s got off to a hesitant start. Maynard took advantage and pulled ahead. The girls persisted and had pockets of superb play. Molly and Rosie were strong in the shooting circle with great support from Zoe. Maddie and Mary displayed excellent teamwork and perseverance in defence and Mary fully deserved her player of the match.
U18 Lost 27-39
Truro started slowly allowing The Maynard to take an early lead; Truro then upped their game and played some good flowing netball. Excellent shooting from Amy throughout. A very promising start against a strong opposition; giving us some things to work on in training.
U18B vs Truro College C – won 21-16
An exciting, pulsating game saw College cling on ruggedly to keep school on their toes to the end of this sixty minute game. Lara, Cerys, Izzie and Gemma linked up beautifully in the centre court to cause College’s defence problems all afternoon. A really impressive, gutsy performance from all with plenty to feel good about.
U14 A vs Penrice U15A – won 29-5
Truro dominated the game from the start, a confident performance from all players allowed them to dictate the play. With particular recognition given to the circle defence as they were very effective in angling their bodies to stop the shooters being fed a high ball.
U14B vs Penrice U14A – lost 6-13
This was an excellent opportunity for all the hard-working players who have attended training the chance to get on court and put their skills into action. Throughout the court Truro made a significant number of interceptions but need to ensure they capitalise on these opportunities and not throw the ball away. A good team performance.
U16 vs Penrice 28-18
On Wednesday 27th September the A team won convincingly against Penrice. Molly and Connie worked very well in attack to overcome a strong opposition GD. The team’s energy and drive meant that they came out on top for each quarter. Player of the match was Mary.
U12B vs Penair A – lost 3-4
With several girls new to the game of netball this game was a steep learning curve. Many girls were playing in new positions and had to adapt to the areas of the court they were allowed in. In the first half excellent defending prevented Penair from scoring on many occasions, however, Truro were unable to utilise these turnovers and get the ball to their shooters. In the second half Truro tried to get free infront of the defending team to make passing easier. Despite being 3 goals down at half time, they girls persevered and managed to win the second half 3-1.
U13 vs Penair – won 8-2
In the first half of the game the attacking players were forced to reconsider their feeds to the circle against a tall defence. Centre court players had to be patient to allow the shooters to position themselves in front of the defenders. The girls patiently moved the ball around the circle to enable the shooters to get into a good shooting position during the second half to counteract the strong breeze. Great consistent defending from the whole team saw several turnovers leading to a convincing win for the second years.
U14 vs Penair Won 23-14
Truro took a while to adapt the outdoor playing conditions, when they utilised the channels of the court they worked the ball into the circle efficiently allowing the shooters to convert the ball to goal. The versatility of the squad was evident and any changes didn’t affect their overall play. As the season progresses the team needs to focus on driving forward to the ball to stop it being intercepted.
U15B vs Penair A Won 31-5
An excellent performance from a very versatile squad. Truro worked hard and dominated from start to finish. At times we did the hard work and then threw the ball away; so a little more discipline needed. Great to see Amy in her first match and Laura was coaches player of the match, with Ella players player of the match.
U16B vs Penair A Lost 3-38
The B team were up against the Penair A team and although they came out on the wrong side the result I was impressive with team spirit and their refusal to give up. Our GK, Zoe, was awarded player of the match.
U13A vs Exeter College Won 24-4
A lovely game against Exeter College in a touring match. Truro School dominated throughout and worked hard on their basic skills. Particularly focussing on maintaining possession and turning out with the ball.
U13B vs Exeter College Won 12-6
The U13Bs started the game in a frenzied fashion but soon started to settle. Caitlin and Stacey performed well in centre court and fed the circle well. Isla and India were dominant in defence making many interceptions. Amy and Madison shot well and secured a good win for the team.