Beacons vs Eclipse Local Derby Matches
On Wednesday 21st February we invited a local team Eclipse, to come down to our Wednesday Dulwich training Academy and play a game against our Year 7s and 8s. We had already played a friendly against Eclipse last year with a mixed team from both Academies and they enjoyed it so much they came back again! Eclipse brought along 2 teams, this meant out Year 7s played against the U12 team and the Year 8s played against the U14 team.
Having won the U12 game previously and lost the U14 game it was all to play for. The U12 team had a shaky start losing the first quarter 4-1, but with a shift around we were fighting back in the 2nd quarter and ended halftime 9-6 to Eclipse. We struggled to get the ball into the shooters which meant, unfortunately, we lost this game 15-8. The girls fought right until the very end and we witnessed some lovely match play. The U14s game was well contested from the off, some lovely netball was played and Beacons were defending brilliantly, we finished half time 7-6 up! It was a tense second half but our shooters worked tirelessly to get into a good position to pop the shot in which meant we finished the game 15-10 to Beacons!
All the girls put in a great performance which made it really hard to pick a player of the match for either team. Special mention to Belle, Millie Lottie and Nina for their great performances in the first match as well as Frieda and Monika in the 2nd match. We were amazed by the improvement from the girls and were delighted to see how well they conducted themselves during match play.