Fierce competition in local netball league

2012-05-15 00:00

THE City Schools’ Netball League is well under way, and one of the highlights to date was undoubtedly Voortrekker versus Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School (GHS).

“Although GHS won all but one match, the scores were mostly very close,” said The Wykeham Collegiate’s (TWC) Di Bodley. Vories U16A secured a memorable one-point victory, while GHS won the first-team match, 15-11.

St Anne’s played Alexander High School and won all their games except the U16B game, which was a 1-1 draw. The first-team match was closely contested, with St Anne’s winning by three goals.

“TWC travelled to Epworth, and lost only the U15A match,” said Bodley. “At the end of the first quarter, the first-team match was fairly even but after the break the experienced TWC team started to dominate. The end score was 35-15 to TWC.”

Carter High School U14 and U16 teams were too strong for St John’s, but the St John’s first team won their clash, 36-20.

“The second round of matches were just as exciting. St Anne’s and St John’s were evenly matched. The first-team match was a humdinger, with the lead changing hands several times,” said Bodley.

“The St John’s determination paid off as they left the court winners by one point, continuing to build on their excellent start to the season.”

TWC proved too strong for Voortrekker at first-team level. They dominated the first quarter, and set the tone for the rest of the match. Even though the scoreline of 38-14 was convincing, the young Voortrekker side played hard to the end.

In Carter’s match-up with Alex, Carter won the second-team match, but Alex proved to be too strong for Carter in the first-team game, winning 18-13.

The final match-up of the day was GHS versus Epworth. GHS dominated the games in the younger age groups, but at senior level the games were much closer. Epworth lost by the narrowest of margins — 20-17.

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