Player Match Report #1
Status: U12 Squad Captain
Beacons U12 vs Eclipse White
· Saturday 22nd September
· Beacons U12 vs Eclipse White
· Score: 18-2
“This match was on a cold rainy day. So much in fact, we couldn’t hold
the ball properly! But that didn’t stop us from having a great match. We
had no subs on the day, so everyone played a full 40mins. It warmed us
up! The match went very smoothly and we all played up to standard. The
rain didn’t stop us!”
· Saturday 29th September
· Beacons U12 vs Swanley White
· Score: 48-0
“Today was the opposite weather to last week. The sun was shining, and we
were all determined to play a good, fun game. The other team didn’t have
enough players to play a full team, as one of the players sadly got
injured at the start of the first quarter – one of our team had to step
in for each quarter. I also played GA which I don’t usually play so the
match was fun! Everyone played very, very well.”
Lois joined Beacons when she was in Year 5, and it was clear to see what talent she showed on the court. Her determination to shine through paid off when after a year, Lois was selected, a year early in Year 6, to the U12 squad. Having been in the Squad line up for two years now, Lois has risen to the challenge and is embracing her position as Captain. Not only is Lois a rising Netball Star she is also a U13 County Athlete. GO LOIS!
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 Under16 Vs Wealden
Beacon Under 16’s 26 – Wealden 10
On Saturday 28th of February Beacons U16 played Wealden. It was very cold and
windy, however our shooters did very well. Throughout the game the defence was
solid and got many rebounds, despite a tall shooter.
In the final quarter we only conceded 1 goal and only 10 goals over all.
Throughout the game, all of centre court played consistently with lots of interceptions and tips.
Despite the harsh conditions our shooters managed to score 26 goals. They were able to get the ball through a tough defence during the match and the final score was 26-10 to us. A great result!
Special thanks to Damaris, Sophie and Leah who step in to play for the U16 and also to Hermione who played amazingly out of position for this match, and battled through an injury.
The well-deserved player of the match was Leah.
Written by Caitlin
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