The rescheduled county tournaments for the U19s and U15s:
The 1st VII put together some impressive performances in this years’ County Tournament. Starting strong against Downside they came away with an impressive win in a short 14 minute game. The second and most exciting match was against Wells Cathedral school which ended with a nail biting 10 all draw. Matches against King’s College, Taunton, Huish and overall winners King’s Bruton were in quick succession. We put together some outstanding performances but narrowly lost these matches to leave us in a respectable 4th Place overall. Well done Team!
It was a challenging and rewarding tournament for all of the U15 squad with the team displaying some remarkable play throughout. Unfortunately the results did not go our way but, the overall experience was invaluable.
Alicia controlled the centre court & was nominated as coach’s player.
Matches vs Exeter School
It was a fantastic final performance of the season from the 3rd VII. The girls looked determined to win from the first whistle of the game. Captain Fallon lead the team well and shouted words of encouragement to her team. Sophie, Lucy and Mia were integral to the teams performance- providing excellent drives and turning the ball over so well.
It was a pleasure to watch. I hope Sunny enjoyed her debut as GK too!
It was a very close contested match for the U15A team as they were 20-19 up going into the final quarter but, with some amazing shooting by Tabbie and defending intercepts from Izzy we put our opponents under too much pressure, playing our best netball of the season. A fab way to end our netball season.
The U15Bs played an exciting final match to end the season with the lead changing constantly throughout. The team played well in both defence and attack. They responded well in the final quarter and remained positive throughout to take a well-earned draw. Olivia shot well, and Evelyn in defence stopped numerous attacking passes.
The U14s put on a nice performance against Exeter school. They worked the ball nicely down the court but often relied on long passes into the D which became easily read and subsequently turned over. Shooters Bahiya and Eva finished off their shots nicely when they finally got the ball near the post. Exeter school moved the ball quickly and at times the girls just couldn’t keep up with the pace. Nice final performance and well done to the girls who stepped in to play this week.
The U12 and 13s played shorter back-to-back matches in the sports hall at the weekend due to the weather. Despite the change in timings all the teams played some great netball, and enjoyed the opportunity to play some faster-paced netball inside, with some good wins too!
On Wednesday the U12s and 13s faced Exeter Cathedral School and were delighted to come away with two wins from three. The match of the day was the C team who won 10-4 in a thrilling game that saw some end-to-end play, but the Queen’s girls ultimately won with great shooting by Melanie, sterling defence from Charlotte and beautiful midcourt play between Ruby and Alma.
It was another hard, fierce match for the 1st XI this week as they journeyed over to Clayesmore. Queen’s had several opportunities to put themselves 1-0 up, but alas firing just wide of the post on multiple occasions. Clayesmore started to get a grip on the match, going on to win 3-0. Once again a day of missed opportunities, but plenty of potential for the future.
The U15A team started really positively and within minutes had taken the lead through some excellent attacking play. Everything seemed to be coming together, with some slick passing moves and making use of the width available on the pitch through some excellent distribution. By half time, the team were 5-1 up thanks to a hat trick from Caspar and two smart, back post finishes from Alex. Clayesmore rallied in the second half and increased their intensity, bringing the game back to 5-3 at one stage. Mo made several key saves in goal and Reece worked the ball wonderfully in midfield to try and regain control. A break away goal sealed the game for Queen’s, who finish the season on a high but will look back at a few missed opportunities to win other matches, having shown a brilliant attacking display today.
The U14 Boys played their last game of the season on Saturday and in a very evenly contested match, they unfortunately fell short after a couple of quick goals in the second half. The boys showed passages of play which shows the improvement they have made this term and both in their skill set and understanding of the game.
The U18 Boys Rugby 7’s team travelled to London to take part in the world’s largest rugby 7’s tournament at Rosslyn Park. With over 200 schools participating over one week, it truly was a spectacle! Following a heavy defeat in their opening match, the boys pulled together and showed what they are capable of. An impressive improvement in the second game saw James claim a well-worked and well-deserved try. The third and final game was the best of the day and the boys pulled out all the stops to put on a brave display, missing out narrowly on a victory. Congratulations and thanks to all of the rugby players this year for their commitment and stoical approach to the season.