Player Match Report #2
Status: Beacons 1 Captain
“The 1st team has had an excellent start to the season, winning both of our first two games! Our first game was against New Edition, a team who had played in the division above us last season, giving them lots of experience and competitive games. The team quickly adjusted to playing together, with Caitlin and Danielle putting up a strong front in defence helping us to win the game convincingly. Our second game was against Westcombe Park, a team that some of us remember playing against, and losing to, last season. Teamwork and perseverance from all players on court meant we were able to pull away towards the end of the game, taking the win. We have continued to work hard in developing our individual skills at training, which will enable us to play more efficiently as a unit in our future games.”
Hermione has shown exactly how grit and determination can achieve your goals! Having joined Beacons in 2011, Hermione trialled out for the squads and gained a place in Beacons 5, just two years later in 2013. Now 5 years on, at 17 and in her final year at school, Hermione has worked hard to move up through the ranks to Beacons 1 where she is a first class Shooter and now Captain in this her 2nd season as part of the team.
With the new season starting a few weeks ago, it’s been a fantastic run so far for the Beacons netball squads. They are training hard and having fun at the same time which is what we at Beacons strongly believe in!
The five senior squads have had a busy time since the beginning of the season competing in the North West Kent league. The 1st team had a great opening game on September 8th against New Edition and came out strong with a 47-39 win!
Matches on 29th September saw all the teams working hard and showing a great amount of skill on the court. Beacons 2 gained a win this week after a previous draw, as did Beacons 3 who held their own and secured a win against Abbey Angels, whilst Beacons 4 and Beacons 5 had tough games against Chislehurst and Sabina which meant not a win for either team this time but the experience gained and persistence shown on court was inspiring for all watching and all the girls should be very pleased with how they performed.
Beacons U12 and U14 squads are also completing in the Rising Star junior netball league this year.
Our U12 squad have had a great opening to their first league experience, with two consecutive wins under their belt, they are looking like a force to be reckoned with. The first match against Eclipse saw them win 17-2 and the following week an even more impressive result of 47-0 against Swanley. The girls are truly an inspiration!
The U14s are also showing that hard work plays off with lightening performances resulting in wins against Breakaways (29-2) and Club Langley (42-1) so far.
This was followed by a stunning performance by our U16 Junior County League squad in their Qualifying tournament to secure their league place, winning all three matches played (48-11, 52-13, 44-13).
A staggering 638 goals have been scored so far this season across all our teams and just 381 conceded!!
We are super proud of all the effort and determination that every member puts into both training and competitive match play and we can’t wait to see how the season progresses for all of them.
Beacons Vs Wealden
Beacons 66 – Wealden 16
Beacons played Wealden on Saturday 28th March. It was a great game, with Beacons working tactically throughout the whole match. Wealden were a strong side with very skilled players and so Beacons had to work hard in order to maintain their lead throughout the game.
The match began with a slow start but half way through the first quarter Beacons began to speed up their play, making great interceptions all the way down court and shots at goal. Both Leah and Millie’s shooting was superb throughout the entire match, getting almost all their rebounds and converting them into goals if they didn’t get the ball in the net first time!
After each quarter substitutions were made, especially in the centre court, but this didn’t affect Beacons play, with all combinations working great on court, bringing the ball nicely down court and keeping possession.
A special mention to our GK Rachel, for making some impressive interceptions in the oppositions goal third, making it difficult for them to get the ball into their attacking circle at times!
The final score was 66-16 to Beacons, well done girls!
Written by Jade
Beacons Vs Sabina
Beacons 40 – Sabina 46
On Saturday 14th March Beacons 1st team played their match against Sabina.
We started off in the first quarter quite strong with quite a close score line although Sabina were still ahead. As we didn’t have our normal defence we had to cater for this and change round a few positions where Fiona Basham played GK. Although they were still in the lead we used our strong attack to bring back some of the goals. Sabina used a lot of overhead passes to get around us, so defensively we stuck on our players and moved around them to get the ball back.
As we only had seven players we had to change around positions within the team. Not too tired yet we had a stronger second quarter bringing back some of the goals but still 3or 2 goals behind. Everyone played very well, together using the space on the court very well.
We also brought in Victoria Newman from the second team who played a great defensive game. Although we fought hard for the ball, getting back the rebounds and sticking on our defence, we narrowly lost 46-40, however it was a very enjoyable game!
Written by Polly
Edited by Jade
Beacons Vs Electra
Beacons 64 – Electra 31
On Saturday 14 the February Beacons 1st team played Electra. It was a great game and the weather managed to hold for us for out game.
We did have our full team but kindly Emily and Kat, for Beacons 2 volunteer to help us and they both played superb in the centre court, getting
many interceptions which allowed us to turn convert thee turn overs into goals.
Both Leah and Millie’s shooting was excellent, with both shooters shooting from anywhere inside the D. Everyone worked really had in both attack and defence. Emily I made many interceptions in the oppositions shooting circle,
stopping the opposition from shooting on many occasions.
Beacons played the ball safely down court into our shooting third and the final score was 64-31.
Well Done girls!
Written by Jade