The Parkroyal netball team played their final matches of the 2016/17 season today at the Macclesfield Schools Netball Tournament on Saturday. In somewhat wet and miserable conditions, the team gave their best performance to date, putting into practice all the skills learnt over the past six months.
The first match v Marlborough B was very evenly matched with both teams having equal opportunities to take the lead. In the final 2 minutes of the second half, a couple of chances for the Marlborough attack saw them steal a 2-0 win.
Next we faced Bollinbrook. Parkroyal played out of their skin in pouring rain, defending brilliantly to keep a clean sheet. In the last minute of the second half, Rebecca netted a fantastic shot to give us a 1-0 win, our first of the year. It felt like we had won the tournament we were all so delighted.
Our final game of the group was v Marlborough A which was always going to be tough. The first half was very evenly match with only 2 goals separating the teams. In the second half, Marlborough really found their mojo and netted a further 4 goals. Once again there was some excellent defending from Chloe and Amber.
We are so proud of the effort and determination showed by every player today. It was so cold and wet but they never gave up. Congratulations to Esther (C) Chloe, Amber, Serena, Snigdha, Lucy, Dot and Rebecca. Thank you to Mrs Beaumont, Miss Parton, Mrs Poole, Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Chappell, Miss Smith and all the hardy parents who braved the rain to support the team today.
Mrs Smith and Mrs Alexander