School shines in Avon netball cup ties

February 28 2017

Chipping Sodbury School has two teams in the Avon County semi finals after two convincing wins.

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Chipping Sodbury School has two teams in the Avon County semi finals after two convincing wins.

Having already been crowned the best in South Gloucestershire the Year 8 girls’ netball team faced Haysfield School in the quarter final of the Avon County competition.

The team had played Haysfield before so knew what to expect from strong opponents. Battling hard in the first quarter the Chipping Sodbury team finished level at 3-3, but it was during the second quarter that the team began to shine and they led 9-5 by half time. 

Some fantastic defensive play from Chloe Marshall and some great interceptions from Lily Greenslade kept Haysfiled at bay as Mia Williams worked tirelessly in and around the shooting circle to help secure the victory for Chipping Sodbury 19-11. 

The Year 9 Netball Team had already won the South Gloucestershire netball league, leading to a quarterfinal match against St Bernadette School who were the winners of the Bristol netball league. 

Chipping Sodbury won the match 23-11 and dominated from the start with some solid defensive play from Kate Dale and good movement in and around the shooting circle from Lucy Bradby. Poppy Smith was awarded Player of the Match for her ability to consistently control attacking periods of play. 

South West of England Netball Finals at UWE

The two teams found life a little tougher at the South West of England Netball Finals, hosted at UWE.  

A tough draw in the semi-final pitched the girls from year 8 against Priory, losing 20-11. Player of the match was Lily Greenslade for her tireless work in and around the centre court. 

The semi final defeat led to a play-off against Gordano for 3rd and 4th position, Chipping Sodbury winning the game 18-13. Player of the match was Chloe Marshall who dominated in defence. 

The year 9’s started with a tough game, losing 36-16 to Ralph Allen with Poppy Smith taking the girl of the game for her movement on court and accurate shooting. 

The following encounter was a closer affair resulting in a 29-26 loss against Worle School. There were standout performances from girl of the game Lily Greenslade and from Chloe Marshall, who both played for the year 9s and 8s due to injury, along with some good defensive work from Katie Pellow and Kate Dale.