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30th November 2022

Further Netball Results

The year 11 girls and 10/11 mixed team had an away fixture on Wednesday away at Longridge. The girls played first in a very close, end to end match. It was 6-5 to Our Lady’s at half time. In the second half Longridge pulled away by two goals. With less than five minutes remaining on the clock Our Lady’s were determined to pull it back. A few mistakes from Longridge and some key interceptions by Our Lady’s saw us trailing by one goal with less than two minutes to go. However, we maintained our composure and kept possession of the ball. Millie Lonergan and Sophie Johnson created space well in the circle and we managed to equalise. It was then our centre pass with just seconds remaining. Unfortunately time got the better of us and the game ended 11 all. Player of the match went to Millie Lonergan. A huge thank you to Lillie Heath and Lucy Beesley, both in year 10, who stepped in at the last minute and played really well.

The year 10/11 mixed team were up next. With only a few training sessions under our belt our lack of match experience showed in the first half. Longridge fielded a team of  seven boys who had been training quite a while. They dominated the first half and we were trailing 8-1.  However, after a few tactical changes at half time, Our Lady’s had a much stronger second half. Hector Draper and Jay Pearson made several interceptions in defence. Will Russell got free well in the circle and scored some great long range shots. The second half was a lot more equally matched with each team scoring five goals each, but this was not enough to catch Longridge and the final score was 12-5 to our opponents. However, both teams are very keen for a re-match.  Player of the match went to Hector Draper due to his excellent defending in the shooting circle. Thanks also goes to Millie Lonergan, Jay Pearson, Joel Craig, Osian Mcquoid, Will Russell, Liam Swarbrick, Erin Blackburn, Holly Helm, Beth Moir and Lucy Beesley.