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Girls Netball: Denbigh 4 St Matthew’s 2

This season we were lucky enough to enter two teams into the Luton Schools Netball League meaning even more girls get a chance to represent the Owls. This group of girls’ first game was against our friends from across Wardown Park, Denbigh Primary School. The game was very competitive with Denbigh coming out on top with a 4-2 victory.

The game started very well for the Owls scoring two points in the opening six minutes. The points were scored by Maria after some key passes from Daisy & Donna-Karen. Denbigh soon fought back scoring three points in the next two quarters, taking a lead of 3-2 into the final quarter.

The Owls were playing very well and learning so much about the game of netball, Khadija, Karina & Joana made some great blocks and passed the ball up the court well. Amelia & Milly were playing their first game and did very well. Thr whole team competed against a strong Denbigh side, showing great effort and attitude throughout.

Interviews after the game from Daisy, Maria & Joana:

“We had good fun, and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

“We did very well at marking and interception but could have been better at shooting and getting the rebound.”

The Owls Team: Amelia, Daisy, Donna-Karen, Joana, Karina, Khadija, Maria, Milly

Girls Netball: Bushmead 2 St Matthew’s 9

On the March 5th, the girls netball team travelled to Bushmead for their first Division 1 match of the season.  After winning all their previous grading games, the team have earned a place in the top division competing against the best schools in Luton.

The Owls started very strongly with some quality passing and moving from Sienna & Tylah-Marie which led to three goals scored in the first quarter. There was some great play at centre from Asmaa who helped out in both defence and attack.

Bushmead then came into the game in the second quarter with some strong play of their own, but St Matthew’s battled through with great interceptions and marking from Alicia & Aysha. The girls pushed on and kept the ball well with Courage scoring a point to take a 4-0 lead at half-time.

The third quarter started well for the Owls with an early point set up by Natalia, who was running the show at centre. She played in Aysha for her first goal this year.  Alicia also chipped in with a point after a number of chances created by the Owls making the score 6-0 going into the fourth quarter.

The fourth and final quarter was a very interesting one with five points split across the two teams, three going to St Matthew’s and two to Bushmead. With some quick strong passing from the girls, and some tight marking in defence the Owls were performing very well.

After the game Mr Horton said “The girls did amazingly well considering it was their first game for over four months. I know they can do so much better and we will continue to work hard over the coming weeks to be the best we can be.”

Player of the Match Sienna and team-mate Natalia said “They had some strong defenders and shooters which made it a good game, and we know what we can do to get better.”

The Owls Team: Alicia, Asmaa, Aysha, Courage, Natalia, Sienna, Tylah-Marie