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.
Saturday 25th February saw more great results for both Beacons 1 & 5!
Beacons 5 were playing first thing against Istead Rise after the fixture was cancelled earlier in the season due to icy court conditions. Despite the very blustery and deceptively chilly morning, the girls warmed up with their usual enthusiasm and amusing chatter and were ready for the challenge. Yet again they showed fantastic teamwork and took control of the game early on. Frankie and Ellese were under serious pressure competing with the wind to score every goal, yet their composure did not falter and they continued to sink the goals. Throughout the court our defence was impressive and we pressured every pass. Our circle defence had busy feet and were very effective at picking up rebounds and stopping the ball even getting into the circle.
We took a convincing win of 46-11 which now moves this team up into second place in their division!
Player of the match has to go to Scarlett who worked tirelessly throughout the game, she made countless interceptions and fed the shooters with pinpoint precision!
The first team played later in the afternoon but the weather conditions hadn’t improved at all! We took on a strong young KCNC team who seemed to have a small army of players ready to come on court! The team worked hard within their units to restrict shooting opportunities and get the ball to our shooters as often as possible.
With gust blowing from all directions our shooters had to keep their confidence and show resilience to the external factors. Despite leading throughout the game we were constantly under pressure from KCNC so we had to stay focused until the very final whistle. The match finished with a 39-28 win to Beacons!
Another win keeps us top of the table with 3 games to play until the end of the season! Player of the match goes to Saffron Hancock for her dominance in attack and fantastic movement on court along with her calm and collected shooting!
Well done to everyone who played! Another great set of results!